Mike Yee Outfitting
Our goal is to provide you, the serious whitewater canoeist, with the most innovative outfitting available today. Mike Yee has spent years developing and refining his products. Paddler feedback and countless hours of on-water testing have resulted in what we, and hundreds of satisfied paddlers, consider to be the finest outfitting on the market.
We use only the highest quality, most durable materials. All of our anchor products are constructed of marine-grade 24 oz. vinyl. Webbing attachments all receive a minimum of eleven stitch runs (using automotive-grade, rot-resistant nylon thread) on primary stress points, and five stitch runs on the secondary points. Oversized anchor bases provide a larger gluing surface area, reducing the chance of adhesion failure. We pay meticulous attention to every detail in the manufacturing of our products.
Mike Yee Outfitting is proud to introduce the new composite Echoee made with Innegra-bassalt, carbon, and Kevlar from Echo Paddles. It boasts lasting durability with two additional integrated skid plates along with two extra layers in the chines.
At present the boat weighs in at 28 lbs fully outfitted with Mike Yee Outfitting triple strap system and bag cages.
This new version of the Echoee with available vinyl gunnels is being built by CompositeCreations.ca and it can be purchased through EchoPaddles.ca or CompletePaddler.ca
The Starburst classic hull design with the new composite materials mentioned above including vinyl or wood trim will be available as of May 1st 2016
Mike Yee Outfitting has introduced a triple-strap anchor system. Developed for the challenges of holding taller paddlers into their outfitting, it also has applications for boat sharing between paddlers of greatly different heights, for paddling schools, or for anyone looking for improved performance from their outfitting through better control and stability.
It is very important to use the right kind of adhesive when installing your MYO product, using the wrong kind of adhesive can result in impropper installation.
MYO strongly suggests that you avoid using Vinyl-Tec 2000 on any of our products
Vyna-Bond or HH66 is recommended for use on Royalex boats
Stabond UK-148 for Royalex Light boat
G-Flex or Stabond for epoxy based boats
-West System 404 filler can be added to G-Flex to thicken the mixture
to avoid run off
- temporarily tape the patches in place till glue sets, but remove
before it dries
Use Contact Cement on Knee Cups and Pedestal
-make sure the glue is "Flammable" which makes it water resistant
-avoid using Gel as it will go on too thick
-if using Contact Cement on the Pedestal, it will have to be re-glued
after 12-18 months. For a more permanent pedestal install, use
G-flex or Epoxy
Stabond is always recommended for use on used or re-outfitted boats
Sanding of the patches is not recommended as the process might weaken the stitching on the patches
Cleaning of the boat and patches VERY important
-use acetone when applying Vina-Bond or HH66
-use MEK (Methyl Ethyl Keytone) when applying Stabond
G-Flex, or Epoxy
Both these products can be found at Lowe's
For detailed instructions on the Gluing process, see the Installation section