Friday, November 12, 2010


Repairing Your Polyethylene Kayak or Canoe by Welding or Patching.

Repair linear polyethylene boats by plastic welding.

Kayak Magazine had an article recently about plastic welding to repair cracks and holes in high density polyethylene (HDPE) boats. Repair Hole in Polyethylene Kayaks 03sept2010. You can purchase a plastic welding tool from Harbor Freight Tools for $15 to $75. Detailed instructions for plastic welding are provided by Ocean Kayak.

Patch crosslinked polyethylene boats with duct tape.

Surprisingly durable patches for crosslinked polyethylene boats can be made by carefully heating a patch made with duct tape. Repair cracked kayaks with duct tape and a hair dryer.

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Hi brthomas,
I loved reading this piece! Well written!

Merlen Hogg
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