Originally Posted by brendodendo
he believes that the base weld wire is similar to kayak plastic.
Unfortunately ski/snowboard base weld is not the same type of plastic boats are made of. I found out the hard way.
Base weld, or p-tex is Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene
), while most boats are made of High-density polyethylene
). They have different molecular structures, and therefore don't bond very well. I'm sure some of the nice welding guns could handle HDPE though.