Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2010   #1
Midwest, USA
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 12
Latex Gasket

I've had my Kokatat dry top for 3 seasons now and have apparently streched the neck gasket to the point where some water is getting in. When I first got the top it was perfect, but now the neck gasket is way to comfortable and is letting in more water than it used to.

Is there such a thing/method to make the gasket less strechy? Would applying aquaseal on the outside of the gasket when not stretched make it any stiffer/tighter when streched around my neck?

Just looking for any ideas or if my concept is feasible. I can't afford to get a new gasket or dry top at the moment.


hannah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010   #2
lmyers's Avatar
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,207
I have repaired a blown gasket with aquaseal. If your going to try it, put a bead all the way down the gasket and fold it over. I used clothes-pins to hold it in place until it dried, then applied another layer over the top. I think it lasted 4-5 trips.

I would suggest coming up with the 25-30 bucks it costs to buy a new gasket, and replacing it yourself. You will have to replace it eventually anyway, and a good seal is important in super cold water conditions (fall and winter boating).
GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of the resources of the greater Arkansas River region through education, volunteerism and experiences.
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latex neck-rash relief fids11 Whitewater Kayaking 11 05-16-2010 06:33 PM
Non Latex dry tops??? brenda Whitewater Kayaking 13 04-28-2010 10:21 PM
Gasket Repair in the Field borkin17 Kayaking | Gear Talk 6 02-06-2010 02:29 PM
Gasket Issues - melting?? wycoloboater Whitewater Kayaking 1 07-22-2008 10:08 AM
Gasket Fitting freexbiker Whitewater Kayaking 5 02-26-2008 09:47 AM

» Classified Ads
2 Stohlquist Rocker PFDs

posted by ErikH

Stohlquist Rocker type III PFDs, both size XXL. Looking for...

Gear Sale

posted by tskoe23

Selling off a few things that I'm no longer using. 1....

2014 Rockstar Jackson...

posted by Scardenas95

Great shape, excellent boat!

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.