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  1. trouble with patching Hypalon

    Rafting | Gear Talk
    Hi. Mouse chewed a hole in my Achilles Expedition raft. It's been in storage for 5 years so got it out to prep for the Grand next spring and dammit. Just one hole, about .05 cm diameter. The problem is, the patch keeps getting a bubble and eventually the bubble works its way to the edge and...

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I have some NRS Hydroskin pants that ripped (two tears on each leg, about 2" - 3" long). I would like to repair them, but am unsure if the instructions for neoprene repair I've seen posted elsewhere are equally applicable to hydroskin. Any thoughts or advice on how to repair these are...
  3. Free inflatable repair clinic - June 13

    Partner's Forum
    Join us here at 4Corners Riversports on Sunday, June 13 at 3pm for a free inflatable repair clinic taught by master boat repair guru Erik Lang from Inflatable Restoration & Repair. See you there!
  4. Woody Paddle Repair

    Whitewater Kayaking
    I've got a woody that is wearing out at the ends of the blades (splitting) and is in need of repair... Anyone have some suggestions that work best? I was thinking fiberglass & epoxy, or a polyurethane coating or something along those lines. someone also suggested using bondo to solidly adhere...
  5. Royalex repair

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    anyone out there with experience repairing royalex canoes? I was on the Siletz last weekend and knocked a few rocks on the way down. now there is a 6" hairline crack on the inner layer of the Royalex in the stern, no outside noticeable damage. I bought the boat off of craigslist, it is...
  6. Upgrading military valves

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I've got a Hyside with the metal military screw valves. I'd like to change them out for Leafield C7s. Has anyone here ever done this? I know I'll have to cut out the valve boot, which will leave a sizable hole. Do I need to do an inside patch when installing the new valve in the tube, or will...
  7. Anyone used liquid nails as an adhesive/repair glue?

    Whitewater Kayaking
    I was talking with someone earlier today and they mentioned how someone had used the 'red' liquid nails to adhere some minicell to their boat. They thought it might also be strong enough to use for boat repairs as well. Has anyone used the red liquid nails on their boat? If so, which liquid...
  8. Repair rafts (hypalon or pvc) for trade of beater

    Commercial Posts
    Need a conventional boat, 16 or 18 ft preferred, non-floatable-condition would be totally great! Ah heck a 14 or 12 ft carnage machine would do as well. Can fix any hypalon or pvc boat, wether you destroyed the baffles or not. Anything can be fixed or changed! Add D-rings, valves, do some...
  9. Learning to plastic weld; tips? suggestions?

    Whitewater Kayaking
    I have been wanting to learn to plastic weld for some time now and was just given an EZG 60 (thanks, Badazws6!). With it's past history, it should give me plenty of practice! Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions/tips for me before I get melting my new broken boat away...