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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:42 am 
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I started a new thread of this specific topic to get Matt's and any any engineers attention.

When touring remote areas, or at sea when unusal cirumstances ( I'll post a story how a turtle holed my OC-1 sometime) occur a polyethlene yak may be holed or crack.

What to do in such an emergency?

"Bassmanpete" posted a story on KFS about holing his kayak on a rock. "Beagle" recommended Patch & Go a specific product for poly.

http://www.moldingraphics.com/index.htm

Possibly some of the graphics product from this company are used by Hobie.

But it's not discussed in the other KFS thread
that discusses the poly adhesive question.

http://kfs.infopop.cc/groupee/forums/a/ ... 5581001551

I had previously stated that I had bought The Everfix Epoxy Stick for emergency repairs. Directions state it is NOT recommended for polyethylene. Evidently fibreglass/metal sticky stuff doesn't adhere very well to poly. Telephoning around one manufacture of polyethylene products said it might hold enough to work as a repair.Can a chemist comment?

I don't see a heat gun and poly stick being a solution at sea or remote areas. While possibly OK when beached on a remote trip even Stop & Go requires a butane torch or small spoon & flame.

See pics on:

http://kfs.infopop.cc/groupee/forums/a/ ... 4141063631

However, Everfix Epoxy Stick mixed by your fingers cures underwater.

So Matt/Hobie what do you recommend in emergencies?


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