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Old 09-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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kayak repair?

has anyone had to do any type of repairs to their kayak? I have a Wilderness Tarpon and have developed a small open crack at the top of my front left scupper plug. It's on the inside of the yak so I don't think I have to worry about taking in any water once the plug is in but I don't want it to get any worse. I was thinking about using the tip of a hot glue gun to try to melt a seam in it but not sure I wanna try that until I get some feedback. thanks
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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I've never tried to repair a crack like that. I've read lots about people welding plastic to repair something like that. They usually save a chunk of the yak when rod holders are drilled.
Bass Pro and Cabelas also sell something called Hippo Patch. The Hippo Patch is a flexible "band aid" for kayaks and canoes. You might want to try a combination of both melted plastic and a patch on top.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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thanks guys, I will go with whatever works.
when I left mantown and went downstairs, my wife was looking on the internet on the downstairs computer for repairs and was on THAT VERY SAME page on the Ocean Kayak page, she rocks, lol!
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thanks guys, I will go with whatever works.
when I left mantown and went downstairs, my wife was looking on the internet on the downstairs computer for repairs and was on THAT VERY SAME page on the Ocean Kayak page, she rocks, lol!
I really thought one of the mastiffs would have found it first.
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Marine Goop will fix it for you pretty quick and cheap too if you want to go that route

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Marine Goop will fix it for you pretty quick and cheap too if you want to go that route
napa sells a two part epoxy that works on most plastics that costs 5 bucks.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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Try osprey kayak in Westport Ma. They have fixed cracks in my kayaks before and quickly and at a reasonable rate
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I ended up welding a crack in mine last year. i waws able to cut a little strip away from under the cockpit to use as a welding rod. i used an industrial heat gun with a nozzle. first heated up the area that was cracked, and then ran the "welding rod" down the crack....Worked like a charm (doesn't look to pretty though)

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