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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Has anyone replaced the gasket on the front hatch of an Adventure Island? Mine has split into two parts and I haven't been able to glue them together.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Try super glue.

Replacements area available as listed in the parts catalog.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:49 am 
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I recently took the advice here:


and installed this stuff (automotive windshield gasket material) as replacement for the seal on the forward hatch of my AI. Seems like in all respects a superior solution to the stock Hobie seal. I might glue the stuff in at some point but so far it doesn't appear to require glue -- it's sort of self adhering, kind of clips on. Its been on the hatch for a month with no problems and no water shipped, but I haven't yet been out in conditions where a lot of water was breaking over the bow.

Jim L. described this in a post from Oct 9 2008 and his post gives part numbers for two types of seal material. I ordered them both but used the same type for both the hatch lid and the hatch opening in the boat. Unfortunately I can't identify which of the two I order I used. This is potentially consequential as Jim L. suggests needing both and they come in 25' lengths minimum at about US$80 each, so being able to order just one length would be a benefit. Of course it may be that I'll decide at some point that using both is better.


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