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Here's some pics of a kayak that had an argument with a bus exhaust pipe.

exhaust damage yak main damage.JPG


after cutting the damage out it had a sizeable hole :shock:

exhaust damage removed.JPG


bottom of patch welded on and its blowtorch time to mould it to the hull shape.

patch lower welded and blow torch.JPG


formed and clamped, more weld applied

patch clamped welded.JPG


welded watertight and smoothed over then flamed to gloss it up, the hull was stained so the patch being newer shows up a little, the owner was stoked though.

patch welded under dremeled.JPG


another happy kayaker back on the water :D
 

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Stealthfisha said:
Brilliant
Thanx SF

SurfanFish said:
You done well Steve (again)!
Its been awhile since I've been here so thought I would spread the word that if your yak gets damaged, it can be fixed :D also ive missed the crazy antics and reports, Ive got 4 weeks off and no plans so Ill be posting some fishing exploits of my own.

Cheers Ghurkin
 

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Great work. It's good to know that repairs can be made by those that know what your doing. Do you get the patch pieces from Written off warranty Hobies?
 

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Very well accomplished Ghurkin.

Coincidentally, I was just sent these two videos by exp2000 (Brett, in Broome):



I haven't checked out whether these products can be sourced here, or if they have to be purchased from overseas.

Any repair at sea, there is IMO only one answer:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xox75i ... -boat_news


Not as pretty as your work Ghurkin, but at least you will reach the shore! :D
 

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Stealthfisha said:
Tight lines G
I'm hoping so SF :D

GlenelgKiller said:
Neatly done! Love your workshop too.
I work on the back porch its close to the bar, great for washing the plastic dust out of my throat :D

BigPete68 said:
Great work. It's good to know that repairs can be made by those that know what your doing. Do you get the patch pieces from Written off warranty Hobies?
Thanks Pete, I wish I could get more colored plastic, its difficult to come by most of the time, I have had one shop give me a hatch cover which can then be cut into patches and welding rods, always looking for more.
 

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kayakone said:
Very well accomplished Ghurkin.
I haven't checked out whether these products can be sourced here, or if they have to be purchased from overseas.
Any repair at sea, there is IMO only one answer:
Not as pretty as your work Ghurkin, but at least you will reach the shore! :D
looks like a worthwhile product to have, especially if going offshore, thanks for posting it KK :D
 

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A beautiful result mate.
 

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Ghurkin said:
Stealthfisha said:
Tight lines G
I'm hoping so SF :D

GlenelgKiller said:
Neatly done! Love your workshop too.
I work on the back porch its close to the bar, great for washing the plastic dust out of my throat :D

BigPete68 said:
Great work. It's good to know that repairs can be made by those that know what your doing. Do you get the patch pieces from Written off warranty Hobies?
Thanks Pete, I wish I could get more colored plastic, its difficult to come by most of the time, I have had one shop give me a hatch cover which can then be cut into patches and welding rods, always looking for more.
Hi mate,
I heard once that Hobie cut up warranty hulls and send them back to the USA to be melted down. Not sure how true this is or if logistically recycling hulls is even feasible.
 

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BigPete68 said:
Hi mate,
I heard once that Hobie cut up warranty hulls and send them back to the USA to be melted down. Not sure how true this is or if logistically recycling hulls is even feasible.
I've heard the same Pete, I'll have to look around a bit more and contact a few dealers, some good size pieces of every colour would be great.
 

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cecil86 said:
Hey mate went to the coast and some bastart put to small holes in my yak is there anything I can use to fill it with it would be great if you can help
Hi Cecil, sorry I took so long to get back to you, still got the holes or did you have them fixed?
 
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