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I have a 15′ tuffstuff prospector. I love the way it looks, and paddles, how much it weighs, and I love its stability. However, I took it on the torridge in north devon a how to get rid of acne scars naturally few weeks ago. On the day, I doubt anywhere was much more than grade 1, but this was a section I hadn’t paddled before, and in places the river level was lower than I’d expected, so I scraped some small rocks a few times. A royalex boat would have shrugged off these scrapes, but the tuffstuff sustained what I would term significant damage. This was on one day out over a 10/12 mile trip, so used regularly in similar circumstances, the boat would be needing a lot of repairs – not good for a £2000 boat.

You’ve maybe seen the videos from NC where they drop how to get rid of acne scars naturally a boat from a 100ft high building, have two guys standing on an upturned hull and hit how to get rid of acne scars naturally the hull with hammers. That’s clever marketing but not real life, and if you watch carefully, the camera does not spend any time in close up how to get rid of acne scars naturally on the hull. There’s a couple more, one where they pin and bend a boat on purpose, and throw it down stairs and small cliffs. They make big of the fact that the boats are how to get rid of acne scars naturally still useable afterwards and would still get you home. That may be so, and is relevant in the wide open spaces of canada, but not quite so important over here, and would you want a boat that looked like they how to get rid of acne scars naturally do after some abuse.

The boat thrown off the roof, by dint of its size, has much wind resistance under it, so it virtually floats down and doesn’t hit the ground with massive force. The ones they stand on and hit with hammers, you’ll note that there’s quite a bit of flex in the hull, so the weight is being absorbed. In the real world with the boat the correct way how to get rid of acne scars naturally up on a river with a 17 stone body holding how to get rid of acne scars naturally it down, the hull has nowhere to go when it hits a how to get rid of acne scars naturally rock, so it sustains damage.

I get the lightweight angle, I have a back problem and I like light boats, but sometimes there has to be a compromise, and so I have to wholeheartedly agree with mal – if you’re paddling boney and rocky rivers, get a T-formex boat and suck up the extra weight.

I have a 15′ tuffstuff prospector. I love the way it looks, and paddles, how much it weighs, and I love its stability. However, I took it on the torridge in north devon a how to get rid of acne scars naturally few weeks ago. On the day, I doubt anywhere was much more than grade 1, but this was a section I hadn’t paddled before, and in places the river level was lower than I’d expected, so I scraped some small rocks a few times. A royalex boat would have shrugged off these scrapes, but the tuffstuff sustained what I would term significant damage. This was on one day out over a 10/12 mile trip, so used regularly in similar circumstances, the boat would be needing a lot of repairs – not good for a £2000 boat.

You’ve maybe seen the videos from NC where they drop how to get rid of acne scars naturally a boat from a 100ft high building, have two guys standing on an upturned hull and hit how to get rid of acne scars naturally the hull with hammers. That’s clever marketing but not real life, and if you watch carefully, the camera does not spend any time in close up how to get rid of acne scars naturally on the hull. There’s a couple more, one where they pin and bend a boat on purpose, and throw it down stairs and small cliffs. They make big of the fact that the boats are how to get rid of acne scars naturally still useable afterwards and would still get you home. That may be so, and is relevant in the wide open spaces of canada, but not quite so important over here, and would you want a boat that looked like they how to get rid of acne scars naturally do after some abuse.

The boat thrown off the roof, by dint of its size, has much wind resistance under it, so it virtually floats down and doesn’t hit the ground with massive force. The ones they stand on and hit with hammers, you’ll note that there’s quite a bit of flex in the hull, so the weight is being absorbed. In the real world with the boat the correct way how to get rid of acne scars naturally up on a river with a 17 stone body holding how to get rid of acne scars naturally it down, the hull has nowhere to go when it hits a how to get rid of acne scars naturally rock, so it sustains damage.

I get the lightweight angle, I have a back problem and I like light boats, but sometimes there has to be a compromise, and so I have to wholeheartedly agree with mal – if you’re paddling boney and rocky rivers, get a T-formex boat and suck up the extra weight.I’m really glad to read your balanced response – those were exactly my reservations. However, it’s a shame that wasn’t what I wanted to see…

T-formex is an interesting proposition, and I haven’t looked into it as extensively as the tuffstuff, so how would you compare it to SP3? It doesn’t seem that much lighter than SP3 (could be wrong on that though) but if the weight difference is negligible, then I might be inclined to go the cheaper route…And invest in a trolley. I don’t know anything about the maintenance of those materials, either.

T-formex is an interesting proposition, and I haven’t looked into it as extensively as the tuffstuff, so how would you compare it to SP3? It doesn’t seem that much lighter than SP3 (could be wrong on that though) but if the weight difference is negligible, then I might be inclined to go the cheaper route…And invest in a trolley. I don’t know anything about the maintenance of those materials, either.I have no personal experience of T formex, but it’s currently being reported in the media as being the how to get rid of acne scars naturally equal, and maybe slightly better than royalex. I did get a comment from one member here who’d seen some of the first esquif T-formex boats to arrive in the UK, he stated that the smooth interior finish that royalex gave how to get rid of acne scars naturally was not so good on the T- formex. Maybe just teething problems and not a big issue.

With regard to weights, if you believe manufacturers figures, an esquif 16′ prospector and a wenonah 16′ prospector should both weigh a tad under 30kgs in T-formex. A NC SP3 16′ is at least 9kgs heavier than those, but of course is half the price. Only you can make the final choice of what suits how to get rid of acne scars naturally your personal circumstances and pocket. I’d liken buying a canoe to getting a made to how to get rid of acne scars naturally measure suit i.E. Our sizes (read circumstances here) are all different, and the suit I have made for me won’t fit you. Same with canoes – it only takes a few kgs in weight and a how to get rid of acne scars naturally few inches in height to make a canoe feel completely how to get rid of acne scars naturally different to two different people.

My advice would be, and bear in mind that I’m a pensioner now with a dicky back, buy the lightest boat you can afford that will fit how to get rid of acne scars naturally the criteria of what you require it to do, don’t underestimate the extra 9kgs the SP3 weighs. For me, a 30kg boat, (whilst not desirable) is maneagable. The extra 9kgs of the SP3 would not be now, not even with a trolley. The easier a boat is to get from one point how to get rid of acne scars naturally to another by carrying it, will mean it will get used more.

Moving on to maintenance of T-formex. In an ideal world, store indoors. If that’s not possible, then try to keep it out of direct sunlight in how to get rid of acne scars naturally storage as most plastic will deform if subjected to heat how to get rid of acne scars naturally for long periods. Apply some aerospace 303 or armorall (from halfords) a couple of times a year. This will keep them looking nice and they both contain how to get rid of acne scars naturally a UV inhibitor.

There’s also silverbirch canoes, that in price and weight would seem to fall midway how to get rid of acne scars naturally between the SP3 and the T-formex boats. I have no personal experience, but they appear to get good reports about how they how to get rid of acne scars naturally paddle, but there was a question raised here recently about deformation how to get rid of acne scars naturally occurring.

If you are of the PE kayak mindset already and how to get rid of acne scars naturally intend to drag the boat over rocks or concrete, paddle rocky rivers, crash it fairly frequently or perhaps intend to use it how to get rid of acne scars naturally for messing about with kids who will be jumping in how to get rid of acne scars naturally and out banging it with paddles etc. Then yes go for a PE boat, no argument at all!

I have royalex and PE oc1s for WW use, I also have a fibreglass (standard chopped strand) apache 16′ that I use for lochs and touring – I did the spey in it last year well loaded how to get rid of acne scars naturally with occasional scraping over shingly bits and a couple of how to get rid of acne scars naturally occasions where I messed up and hit rocks fairly hard. The gel coat is scuffed, there are a couple of chips from rocks and the how to get rid of acne scars naturally kevlar strip I fitted to the bow has a chuck how to get rid of acne scars naturally out of it, but the gel coat chips are really hard to spot how to get rid of acne scars naturally amongst the scuffing. The scuffing doesn’t significantly affect the handling for what I use it how to get rid of acne scars naturally for, but if/when I want to make it nice a couple of how to get rid of acne scars naturally hours with the polisher will take most of it away how to get rid of acne scars naturally and make the boat shiny again, a few bits would need sanding and the chips may how to get rid of acne scars naturally want a little filling to get the whole hull looking how to get rid of acne scars naturally completely like new, but it is unrealistic to keep any boat looking that how to get rid of acne scars naturally way continually, especially a royalex/PE/T-formex boat!

A great many british canoeists choose a royalex prospector (now forced to choose PE or T-formex or other) with the intention of treating it like the landrover of how to get rid of acne scars naturally the canoe world, but like many landrover owners they rarely if ever make how to get rid of acne scars naturally use of its ruggedness and could probably have managed with how to get rid of acne scars naturally a sports car (composite or wooden canoe) and hired/borrowed a 4×4 (PE canoe) for the odd occasions they actually go off road (rocky river).

People have already mentioned the occasional bit of gel coat how to get rid of acne scars naturally repair if you are using it on boney rivers and how to get rid of acne scars naturally care about a couple of dinks. Mine has lasted a couple of years before I bothered. I only did that because I figured the boat deserved how to get rid of acne scars naturally it. I should say I do have skid plates on bow how to get rid of acne scars naturally and stern so they are bomb proof.

I have exactly the same boat in tuffstuff, rx and a whole fleet of poly ones and I how to get rid of acne scars naturally can honestly say that there is no comparison when paddling how to get rid of acne scars naturally them. The TS boat is by far my favourite on the how to get rid of acne scars naturally water. The weight means it is also my favourite off the how to get rid of acne scars naturally water too. That brings us to cost …. To get the weight, it is likely to have to be composite and for how to get rid of acne scars naturally me the tuff stuff boats sit right in the middle how to get rid of acne scars naturally between the ultra light swifts and the more standard rx/T-formex giving the best compromise

I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to have taken the other options on the how to get rid of acne scars naturally scandinavian routes we did and I personally wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. In the end, it is all ‘horses for courses’ stuff and is highly dependent on what you want to how to get rid of acne scars naturally do with them and where you normally paddle. I do use my other boats when it is obviously how to get rid of acne scars naturally going to end up being a wet scrape down a how to get rid of acne scars naturally river and that’s why I have the others.

I have had a number of different types of composite how to get rid of acne scars naturally boats, including a NC tuff stuff prospector for about 18 months. My understanding is that the gel coat on any composite how to get rid of acne scars naturally boat is basically the same and will scratch when landing how to get rid of acne scars naturally or hitting rocks. The harder you hit it the deeper the scratch. I do not believe that there is any claim that how to get rid of acne scars naturally nova craft gel coat is stronger than other composite boats how to get rid of acne scars naturally in this respect. Where the tuff stuff comes into its own is with how to get rid of acne scars naturally the fabric layer. A video from NC shows that if you crease normal how to get rid of acne scars naturally fibreglass composite it will crack and break, whereas the tuff stuff could be creased over and still how to get rid of acne scars naturally return to its previous shape relatively undamaged.

The damage you show suggests to me some fairly heavy how to get rid of acne scars naturally use (good fun), so it is not surprising the gel coat needs repair. If the boats is distorted by a significant hit on how to get rid of acne scars naturally a rock, then there is going to the risk of local damage how to get rid of acne scars naturally to the gelcoat, perhaps a ‘star’ crack or even loss of some adhesion between the gel how to get rid of acne scars naturally coat and fabric. Hopefully the fabric remains sound. My own tuff stuff canoe remains in very good condition how to get rid of acne scars naturally with limited scratches to the gel coat, but I am fairly careful. A sea kayak that I have has a fairly light how to get rid of acne scars naturally fibreglass fabric that readily distorts in contact with rocks which how to get rid of acne scars naturally generally results in cracks to the gel coat.

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