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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    NOTED! That should save a significant amount of time! I think I'll save the syringe for smaller repairs that require more precision. For this job I didn't have any issues keeping the where it was needed. Definitely a tool/technique I'm excited to employ!
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    After pausing to wait for things to ship, I'm pleased to report supplies have arrived and work has resumed. Last night I took a razor blade to the the mold. I cut based on my best judgement. Looking at the before/after photos I'm confident my effort was successful. After cleaning, applying...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    HA! It seemed like things were going too smoothly. When ordering, I convinced myself that two layers of Dynel would by sufficient and opted to skip purchasing any fiberglass. Live and learn. Thinking 6oz should be an okay choice for the job. I like framing this as two individual projects...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    Well. Today yielded mixed results. Started by using my trusty screwdriver to poke around under the existing skid plate. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was willing to come off fairly easily. Underneath, I was less thrilled with what I found. Overall the color palette was...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    This set of instructions is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. They will be followed closely.
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    That's a great comparison guide, thanks for sharing!! I think for my purposes I'm not terribly worried about crashing into things (really needing impact resistance). The times I have scraped it's been a very slow speed affair where I see that it's quite shallow and scrape for a foot or so...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    Before I purchase the wrong thing, in the linked thread from my original post it's stated that "The resin undercoat for the Dynel was roughly fifty-fifty West 105/206 and G/flex." I understand that this made it easier to wet the Dynel. That makes sense. I'm not positive how necessary is it...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    I think the fabric is much better suited to my needs. The bow of the canoe is pretty wide and flat. I'll be curious to see how easily the fabric wets out in comparison to the sleeve!
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    From photos I've seen and what it looks like underneath the outer layer where I've scratched it, I'm pretty sure it's a Mohawk Blazer. I may find some surprises as I remove the existing skid plate, but I think most of the wear and scraping has been my own doing. I'm cautiously optimistic that...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    I think what makes it difficult to decipher is that the paint that was applied over the skid plate matches the color of the canoe very closely. The fabric that is showing is very much a part of the skid plate and not the canoe itself. Getting it off will take a little elbow grease but it's...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    I haven't worked with fiberglass before so I'm not positive what was used on the original skid plate, but that's a big 10-4 on removing as much as I can. From everything I've read, Dynel is the way to go. I really appreciate you (and others!) reinforcing my interest in going that direction...
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    Royalex skid plate removal and reapplication

    Hello there! My hand is being forced on a repair project that I’ve been keeping an eye on for the last year or so. I think I have a plan but it seems prudent to get some more advice before getting any further into it. The craft: 17’ Royalex Mohawk. The situation: This is definitely an...
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    Onboarding from Wisconsin

    Hello there! I have a 17’ Royalex Mohawk in my possession that I fish out of in a number of Wisconsin’s watersheds. It’s an older craft and hitting that point where it’s starting to need some TLC. I’ve been doing a bunch of research across the internet and found that most of the time I’m led...
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