Equipment Care & Repair
We carry a wide selection of replacement and repair parts for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, and we are always happy to special-order any parts we don’t have in stock. Please call us at (617) 965-5110 for details.
Here are some tips for caring for your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. Follow these steps to prevent the effects of sun and salt water and your gear should last you a long time!
Boat and Board Repair
For repairs of composite kayaks and canoes, Lincoln Canoes & Kayaks in Amesbury, Masschusetts is an excellent option. We can arrange drop-off and shipping from our Paddling Store; the cost would be $75 round-trip.
For repairs of composite kayaks and canoes, Crawford Boat Building in Humarock, Masschusetts is another excellent option in the Boston area. (781) 837-3666
For flawless repairs of high-end composite kayaks and rowing shells, visit Van Dusen Racing Boats in Concord, Mass.
In Berwick Maine, John Weeks repairs canoes, kayaks, and SUPs with a specialty in ABS, Royalex, polyethylene, and thermoformed plastic repairs. Kayak Service (207) 703-5298
If you’re on Cape Cod, one of our former guides, Patrick Otton, can perform canoe and kayak repair work. He is in Orleans and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For paddles, we recommend The Paddle Doctor LLC. You can contact Mark Porter at email@example.com. Mark can repair any oval shaft Epic paddle, replace any damaged or broken components as needed, structural lamination repairs to cracked blades, lamination repairs to blades of any brand of fiberglass or carbon paddle, repair a Length Lock connection, shorten Epic paddles (The age and type of adhesive used, determines how much it can be shortened) and build custom paddles.
For repair and restoration of wooden boats (including kayaks and canoes), contact Will Conrad at (781) 767-1903 (Massachusetts), Kevin Martin at (603) 679-5153 (New Hampshire), or Jerry Stelmok at Island Falls Canoe at (207) 564-7612 (Maine).
The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association is a great source for wooden canoe boat owners, builders and restorers. It has lots of links to resources about repair and parts. They also have a great directory for builders and suppliers in New England.
If you need parts for Old Town Wood Canoes, contact Jerry Stelmok at Island Falls Canoe in Maine at (207) 564-7612. www.islandfallscanoe.com
When it’s time to recycle your plastic polyethylene kayak, contact E.L. Harvey & Sons in Westborough, MA.