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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:48 am 
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I have a crack in the stern of one of my amas on the bottom. It looks like it has been dragged on pavement and worn away enough of the plastic to create a leak. What would be the best material for filling this relatively minor crack? The only experience I have had in this general area is using a petex candle to drip and fill gouges in ski bases. I have this material on hand but am unsure whether it would be best.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:18 am 
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If you need to return some material to the area, the best thing I could recommend would be plastic welding. Hobie offers the welding gun and can likely provide you with some plastic. I think the kit comes with some plastic strips in various colors. Done properly, you end up with near good as new integrity.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:41 am 
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I melted some petex on the spot and it seems to have bonded OK. The real test will be putting it back tin the water--we'll see.
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