Help repairing hypalon - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2012   #1
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 66
Help repairing hypalon

Rented a third boat from aAa for our trip. Just inflated it here at our camp and the front left chamber valve is cracked where it meets the hypalon!

Help! I don't know how to make this repair and we put on at 9am!

Thanks,
-scott

scottcsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-25-2012   #2
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1975
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 536
does the valve look like this? then it's a c-7 leafield valve.



does your repair kit have one of these?


and more importantly a spare valve? if not, then you will have to sacrifice a valve from a thwart.




or take a pic and post it if possible.

also, is there damage to the hypalon or is it just the valve? not clear.
upshitscreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #3
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 66
Creek,

It is a c7. The valve mechanics are fine. It's the rubber that's jacked.

I tried to attach the photo. Let me know if it comes through.

Am I fucked?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2206810423.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	437.3 KB
ID:	4738  
scottcsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-25-2012   #4
Be Like Water
 
Rivertime, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1978
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 136
What do you have in your repair kit?
Liquido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #5
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1975
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 536
a-7 in a-7 recessed valve boot. fucking brutal. an avon?

ditto, on liquido's question.
upshitscreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #6
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liquido
What do you have in your repair kit?
A fucked up paintbrush, sandpaper, toluene, 1-part adhesive, hypalon materials, shoe goo from 1990, rollers, etc
scottcsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #7
 
Leavenworth, Washington
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 91
Make a patch larger than the size of where the boot is. Cut out a hole in the patch material for the valve that you will be pulling from the boot. Effectively you are covering a hole the size of the whole valve boot. I have done this on boats when upgrading from old military valves to newer style valves.

I haven't done this in the field.

-Dan

Good Luck!
GBWW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #8
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 66
Avon, affirm. Old lookin too.
scottcsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012   #9
Be Like Water
 
Rivertime, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1978
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by GBWW View Post
Make a patch larger than the size of where the boot is. Cut out a hole in the patch material for the valve that you will be pulling from the boot. Effectively you are covering a hole the size of the whole valve boot. I have done this on boats when upgrading from old military valves to newer style valves.

I haven't done this in the field.

-Dan

Good Luck!
I agree with this suggestion, particularly as a shoo-goo option probably won't work, and what you have sounds worthless.

I hope you get this worked out. Needless to say it's an example of why you always want to pump up a rental before taking it out.

Good luck!
Liquido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012   #10
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1975
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 536
i would crack open that glue and make sure it's still good before going any further. it should be similar to syrup and smooth. you don't want do such a critical repair with old, shit glue.



if it is good, then the patch over the whole area with a hole for the valve is the only solution in your situation out in boonies. the whole valve boot needs to be replaced/heat gunned out so don't be bashful about destroying it with a knife to get the valve out. the boot is trash already.

man, that's just a brutal field repair. where are you? how far from denver?
upshitscreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Repairing Carlisle blades NWestslope Kayaking | Gear Talk 0 03-29-2012 10:57 AM
REPAIRING HYDROSKIN TRSCU Kayaking | Gear Talk 6 01-07-2011 06:33 PM
repairing my raft aswain82 Whitewater Rafting 3 04-01-2008 02:46 PM
Repairing Foam Core Paddles JRC Whitewater Kayaking 8 05-30-2007 11:28 AM
What is the best adhesive for repairing a shredder???? alison Whitewater Kayaking 7 02-21-2004 02:18 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.