How to repair or fix a cracked kayak

How to repair or fix a cracked kayak

There is no reason why you cannot fix a plastic  ABS Thermoformed or Composite boat on your own.  Using these resources and the right tools it can be done. If it seems too difficult, then many kayak dealers and also marinas offer this service.  Ask around in your area.

  1. Plastic rotomolded polyethylene (HDPE) - View Article Here
  2. ABS Thermoformed (Plastic) or Composite (fiberglass, kevlar) - View Article Here  - View Video Below
  3. Themoformed Plastic Repair Bible - View Document

Other products to help in repair and prevention are:

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