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Author:  issya [ Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Lynx durability

I recently purchased a Lynx and have been loving it so far. What is the durability like compared to a Pro Angler? Is it easy to crack? Should I be worried about any scratches or gouges?

Author:  mmiller [ Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

The Lynx is more fragile than a rotomolded product. If you puncture the skin, you need to repair it before getting back in the water and the internal foam core could take up water.

Treat like a glass surfboard or SUP.

Author:  felvic [ Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

mmiller wrote:
The Lynx is more fragile than a rotomolded product. If you puncture the skin, you need to repair it before getting back in the water and the internal foam core could take up water.


That's where I'm fishing most of time.

There are a lot of these "limestone tables" made by a marine worm. They can be just underneath water.

So for me the Lynx don't seem appropriate Matt, no?

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Author:  mmiller [ Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

I would go with a rotomolded boat.

Author:  issya [ Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

Thanks for the response.

Do you think it would be possible to install a keel guard? If there ever were any hull damage, are there any recommended epoxies to repair it?

Author:  felvic [ Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

mmiller wrote:
and the internal foam core could take up water.


Just see it's polystyrene foam. Can't take up water as it's bubbles no? Matt?

Author:  mmiller [ Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

They say it can in gaps. Not the pellets themselves.

Author:  mjt589 [ Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

Has anybody used these around oyster bars? I currently have a rotomolded kayak and have a lot of scrapes on the bottom from years of use inshore in the sarasota area. Will the lynx hold up to this type of environment?

Author:  mmiller [ Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

No. It is more like a surfboard or SUP...

Author:  wdkerber [ Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

I found these instructions for repairing Bic Ace-Tec SUPs by filling gouges with epoxy. It looks pretty straightforward and I assume it would work on the Lynx as well.

https://media.taheoutdoors.com/s/aEoBMGqeRYAGRHA

I'm also going to put these PVC strips on the problem areas. My local river is rocky and no matter how careful I am damage is going to happen!

https://www.keeleazy.com/

Author:  Reapers [ Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

I am also concerned about the durability of the Lynx. I fish the Susquehanna and it has some rocky areas. Should I consider another kayak and skip the Lynx?

Author:  mmiller [ Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

If you are banging on rocks? Yes.

Author:  Reapers [ Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Lynx durability

Not so much banging off rocks but I do bottom out and get hung up sometimes.

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