††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† CANOE CARE
Wash canoe inside and out removing all sand, dirt, etc. with hot soapy water.
Rinse with clean water and put on a pair of saw horses to dry.
Canoes are best stored upside down supported evenly - inside a boat house, etc.†
If one has to store the canoe outside - it should be off the ground and covered with a good water proof tarp.
SPRING TUNE UP:
Approximately every two (2) years (depending on useage), the interior should be lightly sanded and re-varnished.†
The exterior also has to be checked and painted (after sanding) when necessary.
Remember that two (2) thin coats are bettter than one thick one.
DONíT - Allow water to remain in the canoe
DONíT - Strain canoe pulling from water when there is water in the boat.
DONíT - Leave canoe exposed to hot sun when not in the water.
DONíT - Walk or sit in canoe when it is not in the water.
DONíT - Wear hard shoes in the canoe.
DONíT - Drag you canoe on shore.
DONíT - Leave the canoe on the ground for lengthy periods of time.
DONíT - Leave the canoe in the water for lengthy periods of time.