I am new to the kayaking scene but have done some a long time ago when I young lad.
I recently aquired myself a very run down and beat up fibreglass kayak and would like to have a go at repairing and refurbing it.
I have browsed around on the web and found several very helpful sites giving advice on how to repair fibreglass and gelcoats. I was wondering if you guys could advise me and give input on what you think and if it is manageable.
This is a link to pictures I have taken of the damaged areas, some are the same photo just at different angles.
Thanks in advanced!
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Posted by: Celia on Apr-26-13 2:47 PM (EST)
I get a message that it is a private album.
Posted by: tempest170 on Apr-26-13 2:48 PM (EST)
Your photobucket page is set to private
Posted by: squid_uk on Apr-26-13 3:36 PM (EST)
Sorry, try the link now
Posted by: nickjc on Apr-26-13 4:37 PM (EST)
that's some work.
Quick and dirty but will come out|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-26-13 9:07 PM (EST)
Have you been on UK websites for help|
Posted by: g2d on Apr-27-13 12:03 AM (EST)
and advice? They will know specifics about where to get glass, epoxy, tools.
I'm skeptical about this one|
Posted by: BNystrom on Apr-28-13 11:51 AM (EST)
While I've been known to tackle a project just to see if it was possible, I have serious reservations about this one. It looks from the photos as if large sections of the hull have been crushed and have just had fiberglass mat and resin slathered over them to hold the thing together. It appears that you would essentially be completely replacing much of the boat. Before doing anything else, I would sand off all of the finish layers so you can see if there is anything structural underneath that's undamaged.
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Posted by: dougd on Apr-28-13 1:42 PM (EST)
for canoe repairs and have done one kayak repairs so far and most of what I've done is nothing compared to the damage I see there. I know I would walk away unless I was so bored I needed another months long and costly hull to fix. I agree with other posters, save your cash and find something else out there!