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  Help resealing bulkhead
  Posted by: apmorgan93 on Aug-05-13 6:33 PM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I bought a perception 14.5 about two months ago, and after a few trips I noticed that my bulkheads let in some water over time. Tried getting in there with a straight edge just now and was faced with only frustration. The clear sealant that was used (Im assuming silicone) was rock hard and I couldnt get the knife to go through it. Can I just apply caulk of some kind over all of this to seal it up or am I going to have to scrape all the old crap out first?

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  Clean it real good, and then use Lexel
  Posted by: JackL on Aug-05-13 6:53 PM (EST)
Just take any loose stuff off, and make sure you cover the old stuff completely and onto the adjoining hull as well as the bulkhead.

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  If it were silicone, it wouldn't be rock
  Posted by: g2d on Aug-05-13 9:53 PM (EST)
hard. Jack's right, choose Lexel or another non-silicone that has a reputation for staying flexible.
 
 
  Lexel
  Posted by: Bernie/cny on Aug-06-13 8:59 AM (EST)
or marine goop.Goop is easier to find.
 
 
  Or any goop
  Posted by: FrankNC on Aug-06-13 9:32 AM (EST)
Only the label is different so shoe goop, plumbing goop, and marine goop are all the same flexible stuff.
 
 
  Lexel is the ticket
  Posted by: Seadddict on Aug-06-13 10:21 AM (EST)
Available through both Ace and True Value Hardware, both of which have stores in your area.
 
 
  I'd remove the old caulking
  Posted by: jesse59 on Aug-06-13 12:48 PM (EST)
As much of a pain as it is, try to get all the old stuff out. I've found that you get a much longer-lasting fix if you can get the new calking down into the small gap between foam bulkhead and the plastic hull.
 

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