Hello. I just bought a cheap 1997 Wenonah Royalex Sundowner, my first canoe, and have been doing some repairs. A few questions have come up.
- The stern was worn down to the foam and the bow to the ABS layer. I have patched both with fiberglass and G/Flex, and filled in some dings (Thanks, internet!). I’ve got matching paint on order, but I would like to leave the bow/stern patches visible so I can see how they hold up. Can I just apply 303 protectant (i.e. will it protect the foam/ABS under the glass/epoxy patches)?
- The outside hull has small outward dents where the front and back of the bow and stern seats respectively meet the hull. I suspect that the seats were replaced at some point and the new seats were not cut to size properly. Might there be another explanation? In any case, is it likely to cause a problem? I’ll be paddling calm lakes and perhaps slow rivers. I do plan to replace the seats, but hopefully not immediately.
Thanks in advance,