After a paddle on Monday, I was walking through the racks at the local kayak-storage place on the beach and looking at all the different boats (something I find really calming – I’m sure you all can relate). Anyway, I was struck again by the number of old sea kayaks that have been sitting out in the elements for 10 or a dozen years or more. That started me thinking – maybe I can pick up another boat on the cheap from someone who just doesn’t get out on the water much.
Since I don’t have any experience with fixing up a FG kayak, I thought I’d ask the board a couple of questions:
- What’s that worst that can happen to FG from 10 years sitting outside? Is there a “point of no return” and how do you recognize it (besides hitting the hull with a hammer, which was suggested to me by an old time WW boater)?
- Has anyone resurrected an old boat? How much work was it? I have no real experience, but plenty of optimism ;>)
Thanks very much in advance for any help.