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Old 08-23-2016   #1
 
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Cataraft Repair- seam where the cone is attached

Hey guys, I am new to this forum. I have a 10 ft cat that has a leak and I can't seem to be able to fix it. It is right on the seam where the cone is attached. I can't find a serial number or brand on the tubes but I am pretty sure it is Maxxon. I tried to get ahold of someone but they won't do much for me. I am looking for a shop or a person that may be able to fix this, or any info on what type of glue or product to use. I am pretty handy and might be able to do it my self with the right instructions. I would pay for labor and shipping obviously if someone could fix this. I live in Bend OR. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
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Old 08-23-2016   #2
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If you could send the tube to Denver, Zach Baird that frequents this site would be a good choice, not sure who to reccomend in Oregon...
How bad is the leak? If it is small, you might be able to get by with aqua seal, there is also a product from Inland Marine that you ad to the inside of tubes for pin hole leaks.
If that is indeed a Maxxon tube, then it should be PVC, and you can order appropriate glue from North West River Supply's, the cleaning agent for PVC is MEK.
Hope that helps You out some.
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If it's pvc jacks plastics has an instructional video on patching repair and maintenance proper storage and so on that I found very helpful.

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Nice one k2!!
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That really does seem like the best way to fix the problem though, if the new ones are bigger, it would give some great overlap of the leak.
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Thanks for the info! Do you have contact info for Zach Baird. I wouldn't mind shipping it as long as it came back fixed. Thank you so much!!

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If you could send the tube to Denver, Zach Baird that frequents this site would be a good choice, not sure who to reccomend in Oregon...
How bad is the leak? If it is small, you might be able to get by with aqua seal, there is also a product from Inland Marine that you ad to the inside of tubes for pin hole leaks.
If that is indeed a Maxxon tube, then it should be PVC, and you can order appropriate glue from North West River Supply's, the cleaning agent for PVC is MEK.
Hope that helps You out some.
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Thank you for the tip! I am not sure if its PVC, is there a way you can tell? I'll check it out the video regardless!!

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If it's pvc jacks plastics has an instructional video on patching repair and maintenance proper storage and so on that I found very helpful.

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Thanks for the info! Do you have contact info for Zach Baird. I wouldn't mind shipping it as long as it came back fixed. Thank you so much!!

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Happy Floating and good luck with the repair! That leak is in a really tricky place...
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