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 Post subject: In my pool
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Is there any thing that can damage my PA 14 if I store it in water, I have a pool that nobody uses ?

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am 
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are you for real? why would you keep a kayak in a pool?

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:13 pm 
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inaNYminute79 wrote:
are you for real? why would you keep a kayak in a pool?

the only place around my backyard is cement,

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Review the owner's manual for proper storage - we do not recommend leaving it in water - I'm sure you could figure something out - click the support link at the top of this page to download the manual if you don't have a copy.

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:35 pm 
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I would be concerned about the water chemistry in the pool. If no one is using it I'm assuming no one is keeping the pH balance and treating it for algae, etc. If it's not balanced it could have serious impact on the hull. You'd also have to anchor it so it doesn't rub the coping with wind, etc. and watch for any accumulation of water inside the hull from small leaks accumulating over long term immersion in the water. The concrete around the pool wouldn't be a problem as long as you rig something to keep the boat protected from direct contact and follow these guidelines: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17730

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:57 pm 
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My recommendation if you have enough concrete space to sit it on would be to build a basic square wood base, put the 2 PVC 3-4 inch diameter pipes on top (long enough to work) and use that as a cradle/storage spot. It probably wouldn't hurt to cover the PA with some sort of cover to protect it from UV and the elements.

That would be an economical solution. Just my thoughts...

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:19 pm 
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It would certainly be well supported.

I doubt any sort of pool water, minus chemicals, would damage your plastic hull.

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:17 pm 
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thanks for all the input , I will not store it im my pool.
thanks again

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:13 am 
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If you don't to store it on concrete, put some carpet under it or build a small wooden craddle.

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:44 am 
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Nothing is going to support your hull as well nor as safely as water. And if water and algae are damaging to our hulls, we're all in big trouble.

Storing it in the pool isn't a bad idea, as long as you can protect the topside from prolonged sun exposure and make sure the hull doesn't get constantly scraped against a rough coping.


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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:39 am 
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Bravo! and double Bravo!! My thoughts, exactly. Thanks,Tom.

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:46 am 
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There is a difference between spending the day on the water VS long term.

The fact that the manufacturer does not recommend storing it in water is reason enough for me not to do it, but others are please to do as they wish.

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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:35 am 
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Spend enough days on the water and you have long term water exposure.

While I'm sure the plastic used to make these boats will degrade over time due to UV exposure from the sun (what doesn't the sun damage) I've never seen a hull degrade from exposure to water and I doubt it would happen in a person's lifetime.

Now I'm worried about the plastic rain barrels I'm using to catch roof run-off.


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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:12 am 
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wrap it in plastic so the hull doesnt touch the water, and toss her in! thats fast simple and easy to do.


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 Post subject: Re: In my pool
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:39 am 
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The primary concern leaving a kayak in water is growth on the hull. The little critters that grow will drill into the surface after a while and leave your kayak or boat pitted after cleaning them off.

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