Can good used Royalex canoes be found?
Royalex has been out of production for years for some reason, and I’ve heard Royalex is prone with age to getting brittle and the multi-layer structure to delaminate.
What do you look for when evaluating a used Royalex canoe?
I’m looking to get a mildly capable whitewater canoe so it’s likely to be heavily scratched. How do you tell if the scratches are deep enough to have compromised the hull (leading to delamination?)
Is there any good material now for patching Royalex? How expensive and troublesome is it to do so? I understand it’s not easy to patch Royalex.