Hi I just bought a 10year old dagger legend. The inside vinyl has a crack near the centre line under the front airbag area. The boat is soundon the outside. Also Iis water tight. I am after sugestions for whats best to repair this inner skin with. Can I just buy stick on vinyl or would it be best with fibre glass or similar?
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Posted by: ezwater on Aug-28-13 6:24 PM (EST)
explore the depths of the crack, without expanding it. If the crack is *only* through the vinyl surface layer, you might not have to do anything about it. If the inner ABS layer below the vinyl is cracked, it needs to be patched.
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Posted by: andynicholls78 on Aug-28-13 6:51 PM (EST)
We have tried with a strip of carbon fiber but down to flex and possible not enough keying to rhe surface it has come away. The crack is only in the vinyl at the moment. I cant post pictures.
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Posted by: Mattt on Aug-30-13 8:35 AM (EST)
would be the two-part epoxy putty for plastic that you can find at Home Depot etc. I have use the stuff on the bottom (outside) of my royalex boats, and it sticks very well - I even used it on the stems as a makeshift skid plate, and it stuck well there, and I did next to no surface prep. Only downside, the stuff I used was white, but who cares if the bottom of my boat looks like it was sitting under a roost tree. Be sure to get the variety that is for plastic repair (may also be called plumbers epoxy)
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Posted by: JackL on Aug-30-13 8:46 AM (EST)
I would use West Systems G-Flex epoxy