It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 07:02

Filling in holes in hull

Show off your DIY project!

Filling in holes in hull

Postby mazman » 26 Jul 2017, 16:37

I have a railblaza mount I need to remove and was wondering if there is any best way to fill in the inevitable holes that it will leave behind.

Thanks in advance

Facebook page: Hawkesy Fishing
Youtube: Hawkesy Fishing
Square eyes
Posts: 720
Joined: 16 Mar 2014, 15:23
kayak: Wavedance Kingfisher and 2015 Hobie Outback
Real Name: Alex

Re: Filling in holes in hull

Postby 4liters » 26 Jul 2017, 17:14

Give Yakdoc a call
User avatar
Lord of the fish
Posts: 1672
Joined: 02 Jun 2015, 11:55
kayak: Native Watercraft Slayer 13, Stealth Fisha 500
Real Name: Ian

Re: Filling in holes in hull

Postby shane » 26 Jul 2017, 17:37

Simple screw/bolt holes are easy to fill. An air plastic welder works best but a soldering iron still does OK on smaller holes. I've filled a few holes with both tools. The key is to clean oxidation off all surfaces, use the same plastic (a thin strip cut off a hatch lid edge will do) and work the two pieces together so they mix. Cut off excess and sand down for a clean finish. If you're not confident or for bigger jobs then seeing a professional like Ghurkin is a good idea.

Youtube has plenty of examples of how its done:

0408 565 763
User avatar
Vyak Addict
Posts: 6599
Joined: 07 Sep 2011, 21:54
Location: Moonee Ponds
kayak: Hobie AI, PA14, Quest and an ebay tandem
Real Name: Shane

Re: Filling in holes in hull

Postby Yako » 27 Jul 2017, 00:06

I got some scrap Hobie from Josh last year at SLH to repair my holes in scupper tubes & I used it as well on my deck where the seat was cracked & water leaked into hull.
It's really easy, as Shane said clean the tip of your solder iron/rod so it's clean & slowly start to melt plastic. You also want to heat The receiving area so the 2 materials melt/fuse together.
Find some similar materials & do a practice first if you're not sure before hitting the yak, but honestly it's really easy :up:
User avatar
Lord of the fish
Posts: 1013
Joined: 10 Mar 2013, 15:37
kayak: PA 14 & Wavedance kayak X2
Real Name: Rich

Re: Filling in holes in hull

Postby Brute » 27 Jul 2017, 09:34

Another option is put stainless bolts back through the holes. Maybe with a bit of Goop .
Qualified Fish Monger
Posts: 236
Joined: 16 Apr 2015, 20:25
kayak: Hobie
Real Name: Bruce

Return to DIY Section

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests