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#12455639 - 10/06/17 12:41 PM crack repair
debtfree Offline

Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 80
Loc: TX
My wife has a Heritage Redfish 12 that has a 2" crack in the seating area next to a scupper hole. What is the best way to repair that?

#12456040 - 10/06/17 06:27 PM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15518
Loc: Dallas, TX
Your best option is Plastic welding

Other options that could work
Gflex two part hdpe epoxy
Fiberglass patch reinforced with 3M pl5200

#12456483 - 10/07/17 09:23 AM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
Shaun Russell Online   content
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6347
Loc: Ray Roberts
How bad and what is the location? Scupper cracks can be tricky.

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19

#12456522 - 10/07/17 10:07 AM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
lconn4 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9534
Loc: Cherokee County
show us some pictures.. haven't seen a hole yet that enough JB Waterweld couldn't fix. smile
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#12459992 - 10/09/17 08:55 PM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1302
Loc: Apple Springs
I had a crack around a scupper hole in one of my Reloads and I used some scrap plastic and wood burner to fix it right up.

Edited by BKT (10/09/17 08:56 PM)

#12461549 - 10/11/17 03:46 AM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
Mat04 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/17
Posts: 9
G Flex epoxy works great but the surface must be pretreated by flaming with a torch.

Edited by Mat04 (10/11/17 03:46 AM)

#12463497 - 10/12/17 05:07 PM Re: crack repair [Re: debtfree]
Todd™ Online   content
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3579
Loc: On my kayak
In an area that flexes from weight and next to a scupper there might not be a good repair. True plastic welding is the best repair for cracks but is difficult and tool is some what expensive. Plastic melting with an iron of some sort are not that good and long term. Hard epoxies will crack off from the weight in the seat and flex of the hull. You might try some Lexel. It is better than silicone and stays flexible but won't stop a crack from spreading. Other than that we need some pictures to see where and how bad your crack is.

Edited by Todd™ (10/12/17 05:09 PM)

#12464223 - 10/13/17 10:41 AM Re: crack repair [Re: Todd™]
debtfree Offline

Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 80
Loc: TX
Don't know if I did this right but here's a picture


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