Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:30 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Replacing a Repair Patch
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:30 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Posts: 13
On the rear side wall of my i14t there is a 1" diameter patch that has a slow leak. The repair manual says small leaks can be repaired by letting a drop of glue harden over the hole.

Whilst this is an option, I'd prefer to remove the patch and re-glue a larger and neater patch but will need to remove the old patch first.

Is there a safe way of removing the old patch?

Cheers

Mick


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:42 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:12 pm
Posts: 173
Location: Columbia, MD
I don't think you can remove the patch. If the patch was applied properly, you'd probably do more damage trying to remove it. The glue basically "welds" the fabric/plastic together.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:24 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:59 am
Posts: 520
From experience and experimenting... Do not remove the old patch... must try to get a larger patch over the old patch and that is not easy either. See if the dealer would make the repair for you. They will be best equipped to do it right... Good Luck


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:54 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Posts: 13
Thanks Gas Yakker and Thinwater skinner,

It was the local dealer who did the path in the first place! :wink:

I spoke to one of the Hobie in-country support reps and he gave the following options:

1. Run a bead of glue around the patch and let dry for 12 hours.

2. If it still leaks, deflate the kayak and heat the area with a hair dryer to loosen the patch. Clean the area with acetone and fit new patch.

Luckily, Option 1 seemed to do the trick, at least for the time being.

Has anyone tried the hair dryer?

Cheers

Mick


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:51 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:12 pm
Posts: 173
Location: Columbia, MD
That's interesting. I thought the glue acted like PVC cement, basically melting the surfaces of the fabrics, & they fused together after drying.

I wonder if you can remove glued on accesories the same way? I'd love to move the paddle clips closer to the handle, or just get rid of them.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group