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Compare with a Pelican canoe, and see if its parts will fit.

Alternatively, make something similar out of aluminum tubing or hardwood.

Do consider if the boat is actually worth fixing. A used Coleman can be found for $250-350, and if you do much canoeing a used (better canoe) can be found for $450-550 in most areas.

Coleman Boating | Answered on Oct 05, 2015


Coleman Customer Service can help you find the correct manual, or even just tell you how to open your light - if it is openable. NOTE: Some rechargeables do not allow the battery pack to be removed, so once it dies the unit is done for.

Coleman CPX 4.5... | Answered on Aug 04, 2015


You should change your impeller.
It is located at the top of the gearbox, around the vertical engine shaft.
First, disconnect the gear control. Underneath the steering bracket, you'll see a long nut with a counternut. ( Maybe you'll have to shift FWD or BWD to get better access ). Loosen the counternut 1/4 turn and then turn the long nut up ( 2 open box wrenches 10mm ).
Then remove the 4 bolts holding from lower to upper the gearcase ( just above the anti-cavitation plate )
The gearbox should drop down easily.
Then remove the 4 screws of the waterpump ( top of gearcase, around the long vertical shaft ). Lift the waterpupp housing, you'll get the impeller.
To reassemble the waterpump, grease the cup in the housing with PTFE or silicone grease, and while pushing the housing down over the impeller, rotate the shaft clockwise.
Reassemble all the rest in reverse order.
Check and adjust the gear shifting...

Coleman 9.9 HP... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015


I have one from the 1980's and found numbers stamped on the side stern quarter, hard to see

Coleman Boating | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


is this fresh out of the box? may need to slightly over inflate it and leave it sit..it may open up on its own

Coleman 5998D930... | Answered on Jan 25, 2014


i want to be a member but i cant my mom will be mad that i used alot of money.

Coleman Bellows... | Answered on Dec 07, 2013


I don't know how big they are, but probably easy enough to replace with a pop-rivet tool ($5-10 for a cheap kit). Else replace with a nut and bolt with the permanent version of lok-tite and/or glue.

It would be wise to find out why it is under strain at that point, but remember these are made of soft plastic and designed so they can stack like garbage cans for shipping (final assembly at store or at home) so it might not be put together quite straight.

Coleman Scanoe... | Answered on Sep 14, 2013


Post a picture of what it looks like, if you can.

If it was wood, then just make one. Else make a wooden one to fit where the Aluminum would have been. That is the usual thing to do with older boats, and cost-effective.

If you really care about the canoe, seek out an old one for sale "well used" and buy it as a replacement or for parts. An elderly Colman is not worth a lot, so don;t spend a ton on fixing the first one.

Coleman Boating | Answered on Sep 14, 2013


Look up the "Bird Of Prey Canoe Stabilizer" on YouTube. For less than $80 a guy made stabilizers for this model of canoe. I'm looking into buying one and found your post. I have read in another area that people were having issues with it taking on water in the back while using a motor. We mostlly row, so at most I was considering a small trolling motor.

Coleman Scanoe... | Answered on Jun 28, 2013


Take a look at this webpage. It has a really inexpensive canoe stabilizer you can build at home.


Richard Roth

The FixYa Team

Coleman Boating | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


Coghlan's Plastic or Rubber Repair Kit works on air mattresses and raincoats so it could work on your raft. It is available at Canadian tire for about $4. In a pinch you could also use duct tape. It provides a temporary, but waterproof seal.

Coleman Boating | Answered on Aug 05, 2010


Contact the manufacturer/distributor to request it.

Boating | Answered on Dec 10, 2020

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