I have a Old Town Appalachian that I bought new in around 2015. The canoe had some damage when I bought it. It had a gouge that I filled with epoxy, and one side looks slightly flatter than the other. Almost looks like it fell off a truck or something. This is an issue because when you are in it, it feels like you have to lean a little to float straight. That gets old quickly.
So how do I fix that. Is that a bent gunwale that needs replaced, or would the boat hold that shape? If I remove the gunwales, will it straighten itself? I always here the stories about Royalex fixing itself in the heat of the sun.
The seat hanging screws look a little bent. I plan on replacing those too.