Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Tue, 4 Apr 1995 09:40:53 EDT
>>if you want new canoes that are indestructable and inexpensive, consider
>> Coleman canoes. The campus recreation department here at NIU buys
>> coleman canoes because even the frat boys can't destroy them.
> I guess frat boys just arn't as creative as scouts :-) A couple
>of years ago two of the scouts managed to damage one of the Coleman
Coleman also makes a "plastic" canoe that is more durable than the aluminum.
I think the material is called "Kevlar" or something similar, I'd have
to look up my refs (which are at home). It is also more expensive. But if
the kids had hit the rock with one the canoe would probably have bent back
into shape (provided they could get it off the rock :) ) This new material
'springs back' as long as a hole isn't punched in it. And it is supposed
to be harder to punch a hole in also. I can't remember what it said about
handling, I have never used one. My personal canoe is an old canvas one,
and when I go with the girls, we use our councils aluminum canoes.
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