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 Post subject: Getaway Hull scratches
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:39 am 
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Any tips on repairing poly' hulls on the Getaway. Is there a suitable filler and did i read somewhere that these hulls cannot be painted. If so what is the best method of finishing. I have several battle scars on mine up to about 1/25" deep and 6 " long.
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 Post subject: Repairs
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:49 am 
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Likely the best is to leave it alone, but you can trim off the loose material and then buff. There is no filler material that will work.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:56 am 
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I read with dismay that there is no suitable filler for the hull. I have a brand new Getaway. Sailed it 2X. Last week a freak storm with 60 mph wind picked it up, snapped the anchor line and threw and it into the dunes. Amazingly, the only damage is a scrape in the hull that includes a pin-sized hole. How can I repair this hole? What do I do to get my new boat seaworthy? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:12 pm 
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I don't know if anyone has tried it but this looks like it could work. http://www.urethanesupply.com/step3b.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:14 pm 
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this page says it worked on a wave, I would think it would also work on a getaway.
http://www.urethanesupply.com/kcwelder.html


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 5:33 am 
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Be careful. If i remember correctly the wave hulls are not cured the same way a Getaways hulls are cured. I believe teh getaway has the outer skin of the hulls crosslinked which will prevent most tings from bonding to it. I don't think the wave hulls are like this. I would do a test somewhere hidden and not structurally important to see how well it works.

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 Post subject: Cross Linked
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:20 am 
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Both the Wave and the Getaway have Cross Linked Polyethylene outer skins.

If there is a pin hole that is leaking, it could be filled with an epoxy material I think. The patch should be a plug that expands into the inner foam layer as a mechanical bond. You would need to hollow out a small area. You also may be able to weld (melt) some of the inner foam to plug the hole.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:39 pm 
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What about using a PTEX stick used for repairs on Ski Bottoms. Easy to handle and control. I have fixed many a gouge on my skis.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:32 pm 
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I am trying marine grade GOOP. Wish me luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Cross Linked
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:39 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Both the Wave and the Getaway have Cross Linked Polyethylene outer skins.


What is the "inner" side then? Seems to me someone could insert something into the hull as a "backing", then use whatever sticks to the "non-outter" material, and also fill the thickness of the hull.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:05 am 
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Check out G-Flex Epoxy from West Systems.
I used it on a roto-molded kayak with good luck.
They saw a kayak in half and glue it back togeter with this stuff on the site. http://www.westsystem.com/ss/g-flex-epoxy/

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:14 pm 
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has anybody used this on the waves of getaways with success?


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:21 pm 
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You could get an Old Town Canoe repair kit:
http://store.oldtowncanoe.com/products/ ... lex_Repair

Even a skid plate if you land often on a rough beach:
http://store.oldtowncanoe.com/product/0 ... 974e7c0619

But the skid will slow you down, it's not a beautiful patch.

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