My local reservoir requires that a boat be quarantined for 30 days before they let it on the water. With a normal boat they provide a lock which locks it to the trailer, guaranteeing you have not broken the quarantine by taking it out on another lake.
As is always the case, they have a pitifully small rack to store canoes on site and the waiting list is like 2 years
I want to propose to them, I install an andersen bailer in my wenonah WWII kevlar ultralight foam core, then they I can put a cable through the bailer (locking it open, similar to a cable lock for a revolver). This way I dont need a huge and hard to manage dedicated canoe trailer, and they can essentially disable the boat for use off-reservoir.
How hard is it to install an andersen bailer? I have a decent amount of epoxy work under my belt. Cutting through the kevlar cleanly is my main concern.
I was also thinking of just drilling a Bung hole in one if the ribs below the waterline, but not on the bottom of the boat if they would allow that. Same idea, cable goes through hole and is locked ‘open’.
Any thoughts or advice on that? Anyone try this with a quarantine-required reservoir?