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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:21 pm 
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I bought 2 used Hobies a few months ago. 1 think they are both 2010 Revolution 13'. Am I in the right forum? I didn't see a specific Revolution forum. Anyway I was looking at one kayaks yesterday and disappointed to find a crack in the hull above the cap for the tube for the sail mast, and inside the hatch, the rest of the crack. Don't know if I missed this before or if I caused it somehow by strapping them to my roof too tightly. Anyway, the other kayak doesn't have this crack.

Is it safe to use with the sail kit as is, cracked? Or do I need to repair it somehow? I'd appreciate any advice on repairing, if advised, thanks.

I haven't tried the sail kits yet, but they were included with the kayaks. Also included were some plastic strips in the correct colors that I assume can be melted into imperfections in the hull.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:54 am 
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You will need to repair it. The sail kit would further damage this area. Maybe even Hose clamps to hold it together. Weld the area or use something like DP 8010 to coat/bond it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:55 pm 
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Thanks, sorry I missed your reply for so long. I assumed I would get some update from the forums when my post was moderated and posted and replied to, but I guess I probably have some settings wrong, because I only saw this when I came back and logged in. ANYWAY. I was thinking hose clamps. When you say "Weld the area or use something like DP 8010 to coat/bond it" do you mean weld the area by melting in the colored plastic strips I have? Or is the DP 8010 the material I use to "weld" it ?

Also, do you have any insight on what causes this particular cracking? Is it possibly from the previous owner actually using the sail kit and over stressing it? Or sitting outside in UV and sun? Or from the way I roof-racked and strapped it ? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:54 am 
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Could be compression from the straps. Hard to say. I think the DP 8010 and hose clamps could work. Welding would be melting material and melting the crack together.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:06 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Could be compression from the straps. Hard to say. I think the DP 8010 and hose clamps could work. Welding would be melting material and melting the crack together.


thanks for your reply, can you direct me to a "how-to" or instructional at Hobie about the welding technique ?


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https://www.polyvance.com/

https://www.polyvance.com/kcwelder.php

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