A fix for thermoformed kayak hull that’s holed.

Thermoformed and Rotomolded plastics are tough but dragging across asphalt, enough times, and abrasion will win out.

acc=2;doc=5615

Too many drags across Asphalt and your kayak will have a new water intake.

IMG_2393

Abraded hole cleaned and enlarged to allow for work. Tool = Dremmel with a cyndrilical burr.

IMG_2395

A section of fiberglass cloth coated with JB Weld epoxy has been laid on the inside with the use of a metal slat to reach back to the stern and allowed to cure. Work area is masked off to prevent overruns of epoxy.

IMG_2396

Epoxy putty at ends of work area keep the JB Weld epoxy fill contained in the work space.

IMG_2398

Masking and putty ends removed.

IMG_2399

Filed and sanded smooth.

IMG_2403

Finished with KeelEazy thermoformed tape as trim and keel protection.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s