I picked up an alumacraft voyageur 17 this weekend to take the place of my quetico. The only thing I like about my quetico better than the voyageur is the quetico has that blueish paint on the floor of the canoe that seems to help make it less slippery when wet. I’m surprised the voyageur didn’t come with the painted floor as I have seen it on other voyageur models. Definitely hard to beat the 56lb weight for an aluminum canoe though!
I would like to add a similar type paint to the floor of my voyageur. Anybody have any suggestions? There are tons of different aluminum paints out there when I do a google search, it’s, hard to pick one. I really don’t want to have one that ends up chipping after a few years.
I bought 4 17’ Quetico’s back in the 70’s. I took groups out and that blue paint would wear. The marina folks I bought them from touched them up for me once. They delt with boats with the same problem, but I don’t know what they did. I always thought they sprinkled a little sand under the paint which I thought was a sort of epoxy paint.
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