The better you store your canoe, the longer it is likely to last (and look good). The single best advice is to store your canoe inside. If that's not possible, try to store it in a shaded location.
Prolonged exposure to cold or wet weather can cause some hull materials to oxidize and/or degrade.
The best way to protect your canoe against theft is to store it inside. If you must store it outdoors:
Practices to avoid:
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By Steve Tischler
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Last updated: 02/20/2013
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