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Old 08-03-2011   #1
 
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Welding a Solo

Hey, I put about a 2.5" crack in my Solo on the dumont section on Monday. I plan on welding it, and reinforcing the inside too.. but have a question on plastics.

I have a trashed Mystic hull, and am hoping to use some plastic from it to help weld the Solo. Any input on how the plastic from Bliss Stick and Fluid will mix? They are both linear and similar enough as far as I can tell it seems like an okay idea, but any input from someone with experience would be appreciated before I put the heat gun to my boat.

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Pretty much all plastic kayaks are made of polyethylene, so as long as neither one is crosslinked, you should be OK.
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I've welded a Solo a few times and each time I cut some of the extra plastic on the inside of my cockpit rim for the job. It has worked out pretty well. You should have enough there for a 2.5" job.
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Welding is pretty straightforward...I used a heat gun and SLOWLY heated boat and patch material till I could spread the patch like peanut butter and the boat was tacky and slightly soft. Good luck!
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Or just buy a different boat!?!?
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Except that you can crack/cut/gouge pretty much any boat out there
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Thx, chepora... Was pointing out that it was a fluid
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