Ideas from my Gheenoe days

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Re: Ideas from my Gheenoe days

Post by Capt UB » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:54 pm

I would put a bottom on, Graphite/Epoxy mix.
My mix as follows: 8 oz of resin and 4 oz. slow hardener, then 1/2 cup of graphite power.

What I used;
MarinEpoxy with slow hardener

What I did;
Shifted graphite a few times.
Mixed epoxy and hardener.
Added graphite slowly as I mixed.
Rolled on slowly.
Wet on wet, 1/2 to 1 hour between coats.
Did not sand at all.

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Re: Ideas from my Gheenoe days

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:14 pm

We hand launch our 15.5 foot powered canoe off this thing all the time. It is an extended wagon with wooden bunks. It is a pain when soft sand is the trail.
We have been using this trailer lately and launching down a wide sidewalk into the bayou we patrol for log jams before tours.
Replaced the winch strap with a ATV winch rope rated for 2000 lbs but it is 50 feet long. Makes it handy getting the boat up some of the steep banks but we have to anchor the trailer to keep it from being pulled in. If there are two of you one pulls the trailer as the other pulls the boat.
Very easy to fish two people out of it.

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Re: Ideas from my Gheenoe days

Post by Onebadlarry » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Thanks for the pics and tips orangequest. I appreciate it.

now if only the owner would respond back.

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