Repair damaged fiberglass kayak
Posted by: Mayfly on Nov-21-12 2:27 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
My BEAUTIFUL Impex kayak was damaged in hurricane Sandy. It is repairable but I can't find anyone skilled in fiberglass kayak repair. Any suggestions? Note: Live in NJ
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Posted by: pblanc on Nov-21-12 3:42 PM (EST)
Blue Mountain Outfitters in Marysville PA (near Harrisburg) does boat repair. I haven't used their services, but I have heard positive reports from a couple of people who have.
Motor boat repair joints, or DIY?|
Posted by: Celia on Nov-21-12 4:55 PM (EST)
Places that do glass repair for motor boats should be able to manage a kayak if it requires extensive work.
Car repair place|
Posted by: AdrianRoth on Nov-21-12 5:43 PM (EST)
K&H auto repair in Trenton does fiberglass boat repair in addition to their car collision work. I have not used their boat repair, but their collision work is superb.
See if Impex knows local repair guys. |
Posted by: g2d on Nov-21-12 6:07 PM (EST)
You could also contact Kaz at millbrookboats.com
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Nov-21-12 8:07 PM (EST)
They have a repair shop.
I had a local auto repair shop repair|
Posted by: shirlann on Nov-21-12 11:22 PM (EST)
an OT Castine that hit a hard clay shelf on one of our Michigan rivers.
Donno but contact local Yacht Club|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Nov-21-12 11:58 PM (EST)
Usually they will have contacts of guys who do quality repair work ... If they do junk work, their name gets tossed ....
Posted by: nickjc on Nov-22-12 1:59 AM (EST)
look at boat yards that do fiberglass boat work.
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Posted by: Kudzu on Nov-22-12 5:36 AM (EST)
"See that repair there? Hurricane Sandy did that back in '12. Fixed it myself."
where in NJ are you? |
Posted by: lyngo on Nov-22-12 8:27 AM (EST)
My kayak was also damaged during the storm. I live in NYC so have no access to a heated garage or space large enough to do winter repairs. I have all the tools and supplies and can do the work, but am just missing a warm, sizeable work space. If you don't live too far away, and can provide a place for the repairs, I can get a small group together to do a repair workshop.