Originally Posted by LSB
Thats a fukin bummer... can you just glue the outer seam for now and run it with a real soft floor then fix it for real when youre home
I had an old Momentum that had a separated inner floor seam that started to make a bubble where it came loose and was spreading toward the outer edge where it would have blown out. What I did was to cut a 6 inch slice in the top of the floor, glue the inner seam then patch the slice. Then I ran it with a soft floor till I sold it.
Good luck. I have some good friends in Gauley Land WV that could prolly help ya.
I tried a quick fix around the grommet and it didn't help, the floor was still completely soft in a few minutes. Fortunately the run was easy and low so a soft floor isn't a really bad thing.
That's what "Huck" at Smoky Mtn Raft Repair told me was that I really need to cut into the floor, not try to go through the outer seam. The problem is that the I-beams in the front and rear sections are cross-wise, not length-wise, so there's not a lot of room for mistakes in cutting into the floor.
The cool thing is, he also said he would sell me the patches and let me do it in his parking lot with advice and observation because he can't get to it until next week sometime. So I will learn how to do it with a skilled person nearby and it won't cost me a fortune.
Mike and Dave- I tried kayaking for a winter 2-3 years ago and I had a roll in the pool 60% of the time...all the time. I didn't count that as good enough and I don't like being trapped in the boat under water. Besides, there isn't enough room for beer in a kayak.