Repair Kit For Polyethylene or Plastic canoes, kayaks.For making structural repairs such as cracks or holes in just about any type of "plastic" canoe or kayak.
If you're not sure what kind of "plastic" your canoe or kayak is made of, just follow the instructions in this kit for polyethylene repair and it will work great!
Patching material can be cut into strips for crack repairs OR left in a wide sheet to patch holes. Royalex or ABS Repair KitEverything you need to repair punctures or tears in the hull of your Royalex canoe.
In addition to this kit you may also wish to purchase Royalex Spray Paint for cosmetic touch-up. Note: We get our repair kits and resin from our canoe suppliers and We Know they are compatible! Fiberglass Repair Kit, smallGel coat not included.We highly recommend this kit for making structural repairs such as cracks or holes in any composite (fiberglass, carbon or Kevlar) type of canoe or kayak. Note: This kit is designed to repair any type of boat, canoe or kayak that is made of a composite material such as fiberglass. Fiberglass Repair KitGel coat not included.We highly recommend this kit for making structural repairs such as cracks or holes in any composite (fiberglass, carbon or Kevlar) type of canoe or kayak. Includes: 1 quart repair resin, 11cc of catalyst (hardener), sandpaper, sanding block, directions and fiberglass cloth to repair approximately 3 square feet. Note: We get our repair kits and resin from our canoe-kayak suppliers and We Know they are compatible!
Trylon Repair ResinWe use this Two-part resin at the shop, it works great on Trylon, Carbonlite, Airalite, ABS and TCS kayaks to repair small cracks or gouges. Kevlar Skid plate Kit For Composites (Fiberglass or Kevlar)Specially designed to add impact and abrasion protection or repair the end of a composite (Fiberglass or Kevlar) canoes and kayaks. Note: We get our Skid plates and resin from our canoe suppliers and We Know they are compatible! If you're not sure what kind of "plastic" your canoe or kayak is made of you better use this kit to be safe. Skid Plate Felts - one pairPair of Kevlar skid plate felts as supplied in our Skid Plate Kit. Note: Since Gelcoat used on a given model of canoe or kayak varies from one year to another, We Do Not Promise a Color Match. Gel Coat Kit, color match Our deluxe Gel Coat color match kit includes 4 ounces of gel paste to which you can add different pigment colors. Royalex Spray Paint (5 oz.) - IN STOCK Special paint we get just for our Bell, Mad River, Nova Craft, Old Town and Wenonah "Royalex" canoes. If the outer "color" layer has been worn off your canoe in certain areas we recommend painting to protect the inner ABS layers from ultraviolet damage. Royalex Spray Paint (5 oz.) - DROP SHIP Special paint we get just for our Bell, Mad River, Nova Craft, Old Town and Wenonah "Royalex" canoes. Royalex Spray Paint (12 oz.) Special paint we get just for our Bell, Mad River, Nova Craft, Old Town and Wenonah Royalex canoes.
Since actual canoe colors of a given model vary from one year to the next we do Not promise a color match.
Aluminum Canoe Spray Paint - Sportspal, Radisson (5 oz.) Special paint we get just for our Sportspal and Radisson models.
Paint for Fiberglass canoes or kayaks(quart)Special marine grade paint for fiberglass canoes or kayaks. There are many brands and types of resins available today just as there are different types of reinforcements for different applications, so how do we know what to use? The other thing to consider is "is it worth repairing?", this is a very sound question we need to ask ourselves as some items (like flares from 4WD to front fiberglass spoilers on sports cars) could be an expensive and time consuming affair ending in "it would have been far cheaper and quicker to buy a new or second hand one and get it resprayed (to colour) if needed. Fiberglass materials in general have to meet a countries standard of quality and assurance, so it will be a personal choice of what kit you would buy. On the other hand if our fiberglass canoe or object is older and show signs of gelcoat or surface breakdown of the finish then we can paint it in a 2 pac or a single pack finish depending on our budgets and what we have on hand or whats available to you.Some objects like repairing a fiberglass wheel arch flare on a 4WD or sports car will be better off spray painting the whole unit, more so if the colour is a metallic or pearl colour as this will blend in and will also save time cutting in and polishing it to match the surrounding area. So if we are not going to be using a gelcoat as our final colour then we will need the following materials to finish our fiberglass repair.A small tin of car body filler that is suitable for fiberglass and that will go under 2K paint (2 pac), a cork or rubber sanding block, some sandpaper of 80grit, 150grit and 320 grit, a spatula, paint scrapper or a plastic disposable bog spreader and a clean plastic lid from a 2 litre ice cream bucket or something flat and clean to mix some filler up on and some clean cotton rag.
So it is also a good idea to look at other areas around the car,  boat, canoe or the object that we will be spraying cause it is on the cards that there will be some left over, so if there are any other areas you find it would be beneficial to prepare those areas as well so they can be touched up. If it’s made of fibreglass, Fibreglass Repairs Meath can carry out fibreglass repairs. Q Motorsports carry out fibreglass boat repairs Meath, canoe fibreglass repairs Meath, surfboard fibreglass repairs Meath, horse box fibreglass repair Meath, kayak fibreglass repair Meath, lorry bumper fibreglass repair Meath, car kit fibreglass repair Meath & car bumper fibreglass repairs Meath to name a few of our fiber glass repair services Meath. Restoration of Rolls Royce, restoring mini coopers, restoring old American corvette, and restoring Volkswagen beetles, restoration of 1968 mustang, and restoration of an old NY taxi.
Q Motorsports only use first class material for our fibreglass repairs, so contact us for a top quality fibreglass repair service in Meath. Duct tape is enough to make most repairs to a broken kayak, a broken paddle or a broken arm. The following is suitable for a multi-day camping trip by a medium-sized group in fiberglass kayaks, some of them fitted with a skeg, rudder or pump. You can get some great waterproof boxes in any supermarket, for example the Curver product range. In the photo above, the basic bandage has been cut into twelve 20-inch lengths and pressed between two sheets of thick polythene. It's not ideal for patching polyethylene kayaks because the mastic gets into every little scratch and as soon as you try to weld the split, the mastic melts and flows straight into the split. To repair a large hole in the hull of a kayak you may need some semi-rigid plastic sheet to cover the hole and support the repair tape. During assessment for sea kayaking qualifications, some assessors love to take a large oval hatch off a kayak at sea, and tell the candidate to make an effective replacement there and then.
You can't really make a permanent repair to a polyethylene kayak on the beach because it needs welding.
You will have to get the damaged area dry, and keep its temperature at 55 degrees fahrenheit (12°C) or more until the resin gets hard. If you are taking an FRP kayak on an advanced expedition, you will probably take a repair kit containing resin, catalyst, and enough fiberglass reinforcement to laminate two layers over a large hole or split. You can easily buy polyester resin and CSM (chopped strand mat) at an auto accessory store or from an internet supplier as at Retail Outlets, or you can go to a marine supply store and pay three times the price. You will want a bit of abrasive paper to get the surface of the kayak clean and slightly rough, sharp scissors, a mixing container, and ideally several disposable brushes so that you can get the reinforcement properly wetted-out with resin. For larger holes you will need some polypropylene or polythene sheet and sticky tape to make a temporary patch over the hole. For a nice, neat permanent repair it is best to tape your temporary plastic patch to the outside of the hole, and work from the inside of the kayak to laminate your FRP patch.
Having applied local heat to broken kayaks with everything from a Trangia camp stove to hot rocks, we can offer the following tips. The patch should feel hard within 10 to 40 minutes depending on the temperature, but it carries on curing for a month. If you carry liquid resin in one end of your kayak, make sure your food and drink are at the other end. You don't generally need to rinse a kayak after use but if yours has aluminum components or a rubber diaphragm in a built-in pump, you might consider it.
A kayak should ideally be stored with the hatch covers removed, in a cool, dark, dry place, on a padded rack which supports it in at least two places.
If you have an old, slightly battered fiberglass kayak and you do a lot of kayaking, it can live all year round on the roof of your car.
Wooden kayaks shouldn't be stored in direct sunlight, anyplace water can collect inside, or anyplace really hot and dry. The hull of a fiberglass or polyethylene kayak is not affected by water or salt and needs no routine maintenance.
It is possible to restore the good looks of a very old, battered fiberglass kayak and give it another ten years of life by patching all holes with fiberglass, or polyester autobody filler if the damage is only a small gouge, sanding it smooth with wet-and-dry abrasive paper, and then sanding it even smoother and painting it. Salt quickly corrodes all metals used in boat construction, except for marine-quality stainless steel, bronze and monel metal. In the small dimensions and quantities required to make ladders, small boat spars and kayaking equipment, aluminum is almost interchangeable with wood, and with plastic composites (fiberglass and carbon fiber).
Molten aluminum can be extruded through a metal die to produce bar, rod or tube in any length, and products can be heat-treated (tempered) for increased hardness and strength. Aluminum can corrode very fast, especially alloys selected for high tensile strength rather than resistance to sea water. Aluminum surfaces exposed to air naturally form a very thin skin of aluminum oxide which is resistant to corrosion (passivation).


Tubular components for marine use are usually anodized (electrolytic passivation) to increase the thickness of the oxide surface. If a metal fitting is fixed to a wooden object which is damp and salty, both the metal and wood may be damaged by galvanic action.
Monel metal is a nickel-copper alloy and highly resistant to galvanic action although if used next to steel in a marine environment, the steel will be damaged. After every trip, use fresh water to rinse your clothing, tow-belt and helmet, and your hatch covers if they are made of rubber.
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Kit contains what you need to made durable and long lasting repairs on any composite canoe (Kevlar, carbon fiber or fiberglass).
When loading or unloading your canoe always place it parallel to shore in ankle deep water so you can avoid damage while loading it. Don’t drag your canoe over sandbars, gravel beds, dead falls, beaver dams or shallow riffles.
After paddling, clean your canoe with mild soapy water and a freshwater rinse to prevent scum build up. Protect the hull with frequent applications of 303 Protectant, which slows UV damage and keeps the hull clean.
If the resin or gel coat has been abraded away and you can touch the cloth (aramid, carbon fiber or fiberglass) you need to reseal the cloth.
Annual Inspection: We recommend you conduct a complete inspection of your Northstar canoe once yearly.
Northstar Wood Trim: All wood parts are finished with three coats of varnish except gunwales and decks. To remove gouges, nicks, and grayed wood, start with 80 grit sandpaper and progress through 150 and 220 grits.
If a furniture grade finish is desired oil-sand the wood using 220 and 400 grit wet-dry sandpaper. If you do not own a roof rack system use a foam block kit and carefully follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. All watersports activities are hazardous and involve the risk of serious injury or death – canoeing is no exception. We recommend patching both inside and outside if possible when your boat is broken all the way through. Two-part resin designed to adhere well to Royalex and patch damaged areas, forms a strong permanent bond.
Fiberglass and Kevlar boats are generally smooth on the outside and textured on the inside. 303 UV ProtectantAn absolute must for canoes, kayaks, skirts, cockpit covers, Pfds, paddle blades, etc. Well for most, they just go out and buy a Fiberglass Repair Kit and for most of these people that will do the job.So, what else do we need? If you are being assessed as a kayak coach, or going on an advanced trip, you will need a big repair kit. A good-quality cloth-reinforced tape, 2" wide and with waterproof adhesive may be called duct tape or cloth tape.
Also some stainless steel hose clips in case the outlet hose has to be re-attached to the hull fitting.
These are large, strong and have a triangular cross-section which easily penetrates thick materials such as elastic shock-cord.
It includes everything listed above apart from the field repair kit for fiberglass kayaks. If necessary you can do this at sea, by putting the damaged kayak upside-down on top of another kayak as in this illustration. Denso makes a big range of tapes for sealing joints in glass roofs and preventing corrosion in outdoor pipework. It sticks almost as well to wet surfaces as to dry ones and will stay in place for several days if necessary. This prevents the mastic spreading over your other equipment and makes the bandage easier to use outdoors. Products include Bituthene and Miradri in North America, and Black Jack and Aquaband in the UK. If you plan to break your kayak in half and stick it back together, multiply these quantities by ten.
For some technical information, see Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and the related page How To Add Accessories To A Kayak. Epoxy resin will stick to it better than polyester resin, but epoxy is more hazardous and expensive. Those thin clinical latex gloves dissolve too quickly in contact with polyester resin and rough surfaces. Too hot and the resin sets before you're ready and may crack, too cold and it may never become fully hard. You can use your kayak as soon as the patch is hard, but it would be better to keep it warm and dry for a day. Adjustable footrests which run in an aluminum track eventually seize up solid if they are left salty. It's good if it has a cover to protect it from weather and sun but unlike a polyethylene kayak, fiberglass can take a lot of UV light without deteriorating. Take off the hatch covers so there isn't a moist micro-climate inside the watertight compartments. It is much softer than stainless steel so if you over-tighten a steel screw in an aluminum component it is quite likely that the screw thread will strip out. The deciding factor is not usually weight or strength but aesthetics and manufacturing economy. They are produced in a wide range of alloys each with a different emphasis on strength, hardness and resistance to corrosion. For a kayaker, this means that a paddle shaft made from thin-wall aluminum tube may snap in half without warning when you try to roll in a difficult place. When it is used for paddle shafts, the manufacturer often puts on a sleeve of PVC (vinyl) to make them less slippery and warmer. A rock-climbing carabiner will seize up solid after only a few uses on the sea, unless it is washed in fresh water every time.
A PVC sleeve on a paddle shaft may lead to rapid corrosion by trapping a layer of salty water next to the aluminum, which starts turning to mush until the sleeve blisters. Anodizing can be grey, black or gold and can be colored glossy red, blue, etc with a dye sealant.
If two different metals are used next to each other, for example an aluminum rivet used in a stainless-steel component, then in the presence of salt water or salt spray there will be a weak electric current running between them.
For example, screws made of marine stainless steel and used in oak, or screws made of brass and used in mahogany. Screws and rivets made of monel metal are sold for yacht repairs, but they are very expensive. Kayak fittings are usually attached with stainless steel bolts, nuts and screws, or aluminum rivets. To use, you drill a hole through two objects to be joined together, slip the head of a rivet through the hole, and use a riveting tool to pull the long stem. If aluminum is in contact with a dissimilar metal, or is even near a dissimilar metal, in the presence of salt water it will quickly corrode because of galvanic action.


Take special care to get salt off metal rivets, zippers and clips, especially if they are made of aluminum, because otherwise they may corrode. Things made of plastic foam, such as wetsuits and PFDs, should ideally be hung up so that the foam is not creased or compressed. If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag.
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You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount. Skid plates add substantial durability and longevity to the stems (ends) – protection exactly where the canoe receives the most abuse. Taking a little extra time to lift over obstacles prevents abrasion and scratching of the hull. Gunwales are subject to more routine abrasion than the other parts, so we oil them – oil penetrates the wood, instead of coating the surface. If you sand the undersides of the gunwales, apply a strip of masking tape or move a piece of cardboard along the hull to prevent scratches. Roof racks provide a safe, reliable and easy way to transport, if you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Regardless, we recommend that you secure both the bow and stern (hint: use hood straps or hood loops to secure the bow of the canoe). Northstar Canoes strongly recommends any person using our canoes or accessories obtain training in safety and paddling techniques, rescue methods and CPR from a qualified instructor. Structural repairs are generally done to the inside, then a "gel coat" repair on the outside.
Very effective on plastic, rubber, fiberglass, kevlar and nylon.Unsurpassed UV-blocking protection! It won't stick to a wet kayak, but it will stick to itself if you wrap it all the way round the kayak.
They are less floppy and gooey than Sylglas and very good in hot weather, but on a cold day they hardly seem sticky. It also means having a patch kit someplace you can reach it without taking off your sprayskirt or a hatch cover.
On the Internet or from a chandler you may get a marine-grade resin and better reinforcements such as woven rovings.
Nitrile gloves are best but ordinary Rite Aid or Vileda household latex gloves usually last enough to do a repair.
Of course, you won't be able to do this if the hole is in an inaccessible place such as underneath a permanently-fixed seat. In cool weather you can pre-warm the resin before you mix it, for example by putting the container inside your clothing. You may be able to keep the patch warm until it is more-or-less hard by heating a pan of water on a camp stove and putting the pan into light contact with the patch, or pouring warm (not hot) water into a plastic bag or hydration system bladder and resting that on the patch.
Try to carry catalyst in the form of a paste in a small plastic tube with a screw top, not a liquid in a small bottle. Footrest tracks made entirely of non-corroding materials such as nylon sometimes become jammed with salt deposits. A wooden or plastic composite paddle may warp if stored horizontally for long periods and only supported by the ends. This very sad translucent pink kayak is now a glossy dark green with co-ordinating deck rigging.
A skin may last twenty years if it is made and waterproofed with space-age materials and stored well. Nearly all yacht and racing dinghy masts are now made of aluminum with only a few made of wood or composite, but windsurfer masts are made of plastic composite. However a paddle shaft with thick walls can take 25 years of hard use, and aluminum can resist impact and crushing forces which would shatter a fiberglass shaft.
A quick alternative is to wrap duct tape round the paddle shaft where your hands will grip it. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable.
Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount. Follow instructions on the packaging, and apply whenever water no longer beads on the hull.
If your rails have been severely weathered you will need to purchase a wood cleaner and scrub the gunwales thoroughly with it (hint: if the gunwales are dented, you can boil water, soak rags in the water and place the hot rags on the gunwale.
Allow the Watco to penetrate the wood for 30 minutes, and then reapply to areas that appear dry.
Any person using Northstar Canoes or accessories assumes the risks inherent with the use of any watersports product – and assumes all responsibility for damages, injury or death which results from the use of any Northstar product.
Gaffers tape, gaffa tape or gaff tape looks similar and it's often waterproof, but it's much weaker because you're supposed to be able to tear bits off with your fingers. You can get it off your fingers using a rag soaked in white spirit, but try not to get it on your clothes.
If you are stuck on an uninhabited island, it is better to make an untidy FRP repair on the outside of the hull than rely on a Denso tape patch to get you home. In an emergency in winter it is possible to get a kayak warm and dry by making a fire of driftwood.
Salt is highly soluble, so you should be able to clear it away quite easily with fresh water.
If the compass needle does not deflect, the object should be highly resistant to corrosion but even type 316 stainless steel will corrode eventually.
Alloys commonly used for boat spars include 6061 (HE20 in the UK), 6063 (HE9) and 6082 (HE30). The two objects are caught between the flange and the bulge, and the stem then snaps off and is thrown away. The best answer is to buy extremely expensive rivets, made for yachtsmen out of monel metal. An outdoor pursuits center will have a plastic barrel full of fresh water for this purpose, drained once a week so that accumulated salt and sand can be dumped. Repeated testing has convinced us that Watco Exterior Natural is the longest lasting and best performing wood oil available. Resin is thick enough to fill holes and dents by itself yet still as flexible as the hull material. We get our gelcoat direct from our canoe and kayak suppliers; So we know it is compatible!
And when you do get home, you can easily get the untidy patch off with an electric sander and do an artistic job including a glossy layer of waterproof gelcoat on the outside, perfectly color-matched to the kayak. However at marginal temperatures it is worth trying to heat up the patch until it sets, and then for 24 hours afterwards if you can manage it. It can't hurt to rinse stainless objects in fresh water and let them dry after use on the sea, but in practice corrosion of marine stainless steel is not a problem unless you leave a small object such as a knife in a wet salty pocket for months at a time.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and if a brass object is exposed to salt water for a long period, the zinc will disappear so that the metal looks solid but is in fact a weak honeycomb. Use it on salt water and galvanic action will soon enlarge the hole in the rudder blade so that it has to be replaced with a plastic or stainless one. The usual answer is to give the kayak the occasional wash with fresh water, and replace corroded rivets every five or six years.
Once cured, it can easily be sanded and painted to match original hull color OR left as is.
We are proud to offer a selection of popular colors but do not feel an exact match is possible even within the same brand.
Galvanic corrosion is even worse if there is an electrical current from built-in lighting or electronic systems.



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