Crinkles on sides

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dwpc
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Crinkles on sides

Post by dwpc » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 am

I recently purchased a pair of AE AFs as first kayaks. They're 15 yrs old but in great shape and am very happy with them after a few outings. Both have crinkly areas in the gray bottom material along the side seams. I think its just cosmetic, but would like to get rid of them if possible. Suggestions?

Photo of crinkles here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/159804551@N05/?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:08 am

There is nothing wrong there. You have to remember, that 1. that is the underside and 2. that area will fill out when the kayak is sitting in the water and you are sitting in it.
It will not affect the performance in any way.

dwpc
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Post by dwpc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:03 pm

Thats good to know. Thanks.

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