Sunday, July 1, 2007

My canoe doesn't leak! ....ANYMORE!

So we are traveling along the Hudson River and suddenly there appears to be water in my canoe. Condensation from the cold water bottles? Not a gallon's worth!
No other explanation other than that the canoe was taking on water, 7 miles into the trip, with 7 miles to go!
This ceased to be funny very quickly.
Now I carry a bucket in the boat, so we're not likely to sink. And this canoe is billed to be unsinkable, (But with a hole in it?) That probably voids the warranty. LOL
Waiting about 15 minutes for Lock 5 to open, we isolate the problem. The canoe is leaking up front!
We gallantly REFUSE to abandon ship! Especially since the water is only seeping in gradually.
Once on land for the night, ACE Hardware has a fiberglass repair kit. After an hour of work , following the directions, we hope the repair worked, despite the rain right after we did the work.
The next day we re-launched into the Hudson River.
The best news is that we did not sink. The repair was apparently successful since we saw no undue water in our canoe that day.
Hey, and you thought this 300 mile trip was gonna be easy.
Thanks for your support and tuning in to our Blog.


At July 2, 2007 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Chris said...

Dang, that sucks.

What caused the leak? Did you hit something?

At least you didn't have to swim to shore!


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