@Rip Tide, can I have the brand of your canoe? Just to get an idea of the types that are being used.
Sorry but I'm not going to be much help. Like a lot of my gear, my canoe has been around for a while. It's a Lincoln, made in Massachusetts. We've had it 43 years.
One of my kayaks is only 20 years old
, a 12' Perception, but my 18' Klepper expedition kayak is from the '70s