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 Post subject: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:52 pm 
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I dropped my Bravo from the trailer onto the highway, and the undersides of the hulls ripped open. Is this repairable? Not sure about the rotomoded and if I can use fiberglass layers to build this up, etc.
Any help would be appreciated. This is for kid, so it doesn't need to be perfect, just serviceable.
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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 am 
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The Bravo hull is made of linear polyethylene which is weldable.

See this website for all kinds of welding options and tools: https://www.polyvance.com/Kayak-and-Canoe-Welders-1/KCWPRO/

We carry their KC Welder Pro which is good for small repairs.

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72097001 KC WELDER PRO WITH ROD STOCK

Maybe an auto body shop? They weld plastic fenders using this companies stuff. Or a motorcycle shop that welds plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:30 am 
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Pics of the carnage?

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 am 
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I've tried to upload pics, but will try again. And Matt, thanks for the tip and links. Much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bravo repair
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:52 am 
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I'm hoping you have already arrived at this answer, but you need a new hull.

That is a MASSIVE amount of damage. I'm not sure you can repair it to the correct shape without actually cutting a piece off of another hull and welding it together. Even then, I'm not sure I would trust the weld at stress.


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