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 Post subject: skins & keel strips
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:08 pm 
Does anyone know a good source of usable used skins and/or strip material for repairs?


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 Post subject: Re: skins & keel strips
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:40 pm 
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If you are in the US, I suggest contacting the good folks at Long Haul Folding Kayaks.

http://longhaulfoldingkayaks.com/

There isn't much of a market for a used skin so I don't think you'll find any on eBay; once they are shot people either patch 'em or pitch 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: skins & keel strips
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:27 am 
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If you can find a dealer who still sells Pakboats and accessories, they offer a nice little repair kit that includes a roll of keelstrip, adhesive and application tools.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:22 pm 
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NRS is a good source as well. http://nrsweb.com

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 Post subject: Re: skins & keel strips
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:55 pm 
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I have seen in the recent past strips and offcuts of Hypalon for sale on eBay.
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 Post subject: Re: skins & keel strips
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:18 am 
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Some years ago I bought some strip hypalon and some hypalon cement and patched an old 1960s rubber skinned Klepper. It has held up very well. I've a feeling eBay may well have been where I came across the hypalon patch, but in any case the reseller was a Marine store, advertising the patches for use on RIBs.
It was a rather smelly and poisonous job given the solvents involved in cleaning the area to be patched and the hypalon cement and were I ever to do it again I'd use a mask and filter.
My brother has an old secondhand rubber skinned boat where some patches that have been applied are simply bicycle tyre patches applied with vulcanising cement. It looks a bit tatty but seems to work.
All the best,
Ian


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