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 Post subject: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:05 am 
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Noticed a crack in my PA 12 I just picked up after first trip out. Hull had no water in it so I don’t believe it’s leaking. Is this something I should attempt to fix or should I not worry about it. I’ve read its very common in this area but usually it’s from the bottom of the hull or a part that will allow water in.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:37 pm 
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Looks thin there and maybe split rather than cracked. The strength required is above this on the shelf the drive rests on. I "don't think" it is a problem, but keep an eye on it / coat with sealant maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:17 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Looks thin there and maybe split rather than cracked. The strength required is above this on the shelf the drive rests on. I "don't think" it is a problem, but keep an eye on it / coat with sealant maybe.


Silicone? Or should I 3m adhesive a little piece of plastic on top of it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:10 pm 
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You just need a water barrier in case some finds it's way around the molded-in fitting (not likely). Rough up the plastic and use something like 3M 5200.

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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:59 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
You just need a water barrier in case some finds it's way around the molded-in fitting (not likely). Rough up the plastic and use something like 3M 5200.


I already put some epoxy over it, it is possible some water got in it already after cleaning the kayak. Should I try to remove the epoxy and let it dry for a couple days if any did get in there ?

Or Just remove and silicone. Also do you guys sell color dye? Would like to make the patch the least noticeable as the rest of the kayak is mint.


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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:13 pm 
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GOOP. Best thing going for filling holes, cracks or splits on just about including kayak hulls.


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 Post subject: Re: Crack in PA 12
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:56 am 
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Agree with the Goop. I use Amazing Marine Goop. It bonds to plastic well but does have a short shelf life once opened. Once it starts to "ball up" and turn white while applying it toss it.

I wouldn't use Goop over the epoxy though. If anything you could use s strip of Flex Seal tape over the epoxy to give you some piece of mind. I say strip because of the shape where the crack or split is located.


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