I have an Esquif in T-Formex with wooden gunwales. Great canoe. Love it. But unfortunately it looks like I won’t have room to store it inside this winter. I live in Alabama, so our winters are very mild, but certainly the temps get below freezing–but not much lower. I can store it outside in a covered area that’s very dry and very shaded, where it will be well off the ground.
So if I can’t end up storing it inside, do y’all think my outside space is safe? Obviously inside storage would be best, but I’m just not certain if the new T-Formex will have the contraction problems with wood gunwales that Royalex did. I kind of doubt it, but I haven’t really read anything definitive. I posed the question to Esquif several weeks ago and haven’t heard back. Just curious what y’all think.