Has anyone here tried this and been sucessful? I have heard JB Weld works or a plastic weld fix. What works best? Thanks
Cartop Kayak Carriers
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Glass or plastic|
Posted by: emanoh on Jan-09-13 3:47 PM (EST)
What kind of boat are you looking at fixing. Fiberblass or Rotomolded? Where is the hole/crack? What kind of boat? How large is the repair? Hard to provide feedback without some more detail?
Yeah, we need to know the boat material |
Posted by: ezwater on Jan-09-13 5:50 PM (EST)
and the location and extent of the hole. Plastic (polyethylene) boats are hardest to patch, but sometimes can be fixed with plastic welding. West Epoxy also has a demo video of use of G-flex to repair the tail of a kayak that has been sawed off entirely.
Just Fixed Some Cracks in Yak|
Posted by: dougd on Jan-09-13 6:54 PM (EST)
I used S-Glass, Dynel, and a mixture of West System 105/206 and G-Flex mix. I had to work from the inside out to get all of the cracks sealed. Here's what I did:
Posted by: dougd on Jan-10-13 3:59 PM (EST)
In my response I should have typed NO leaks instead of one leak. Sorry about that.
It would be a plastic Kayak|
Posted by: scorpion5 on Jan-10-13 9:29 AM (EST)
Local float rental is selling about 70 of them like they do every few years. Some have small cracks that need to be fixed but they would be very cheap to buy. I can usually fix most anything but wanted to know what you all use. I have seen plastic welders but haven't tried one yet. Thanks
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-10-13 12:19 PM (EST)
Find out what the maker and model of the boat is. You are probably talking about a polyethylene kayak but there are different types of polyethylene and repair methods differ.
Posted by: scorpion5 on Jan-10-13 1:15 PM (EST)
I knew I could count on this board for info. I believe it's a solid rotomold. Thanks again
Linear or crosslink|
Posted by: kelvin1 on Jan-10-13 6:44 PM (EST)
Rotomolded boats come in linear and crosslink polyethylene. As someone else said, linear can be welded but crosslink can't.
maybe this ? .....|
Posted by: trout on Jan-10-13 8:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: scorpion5 on Jan-12-13 8:21 AM (EST)
I bought tow yesterday from a local outfitter in Missouri for a total of $220. that's for 2! At $110 a boat I can't see how I will lose. One needs a little plastic weld on the bottom but looks like it will be an easy fix since the hole is only a 1/4inch dot from rocks.They will be a great addition for my kids to use. I already have a Ocean Scrambler xt and a typhoon. Can't wait to use them.
should be weldable|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-12-13 10:01 AM (EST)
I'm quite sure that Perception Sport kayaks are made of linear poly. This suggests that the Swifty 9.5 can be repaired by plastic welding: http://www.ehow.com/how_8448066_repair-swifty-kayak.html
streamside repair still holding|
Posted by: choppe8718 on Jan-12-13 10:18 AM (EST)
we were in the middle of a week long paddle, when a branch went through the bottom of a old town loon. I repaired it with a camp stove and a hot spoon. heated the spoon, and melted the hole back closed. That was 2 years ago, its still holding