Boat Welding

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Eoghain
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Boat Welding

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Is there anywhere in Wales or Scotland where you can get boats professionally welded?

I've heard this can be done....

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I know you said profesionally, but if you aren't having much luck sorcing some one check out this link http://www.coach2o.com/RepairingAsplitkayak.html it is not as difficult as you may think.

Pending on what plastic your boat is made out of is a factor of how good the results are. ie HDPE (prijon / Eskimo for example) do not weld very well.

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Adrian Shanahan wrote: Pending on what plastic your boat is made out of is a factor of how good the results are. ie HDPE (prijon / Eskimo for example) do not weld very well.
All plastic boats are made from high density polyethylene. The differences are in the type of HDPE used, and the moulding process used. Prijon and Eskimo blow mould their boats, whereas everyone else rotomoulds. Some companies (Jackson) use cross-linked HDPE which is harder to weld effectively, but most use linear HDPE.

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David,

You are most correct, I just didn't want to go into it too much as in crosslinked / linner / super linner / roto moulding / gyra flow / blow etc. I was (and can't believe Im going to say it) assuming that most people accosiated HDPE with cross linked construction.

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Eoghain wrote:Is there anywhere in Wales or Scotland where you can get boats professionally welded?

I've heard this can be done....
Try a motorbike repair shop, they patch up fairings all the time.

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Try Techsure in Livingston (Scotland)...I think it is www.techsure.com.

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We now have the facilities to Weld boats in house. Cost is dependant on position and type of repair (Gouge or Split)

A Welded boat is not recommended for use on White Water.

Exceptions to this are Prijon, Eskimo and Jackson Kayaks.

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Yes - Although you do realise that Wales is nowhere near Scotland don't you.

Scotland http://www.techsureuk.com/ They are about £25 i think, although they look a bit industrial give them a ring, they can weld boats.

Wales, well.....Liverpool (is that close enough)

http://www.arrowebrookplastics.co.uk/index.html - Have no idea about this one as i have never used them.
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Performance Kayaks

"A Welded boat is not recommended for use on White Water."

Ooops got 8 welds on my jefe. put 2 more splits in it today maybe time for a new shell? ;-)

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Sophie King wrote:Performance Kayaks

"A Welded boat is not recommended for use on White Water."

Ooops got 8 welds on my jefe. put 2 more splits in it today maybe time for a new shell? ;-)
I think it's time for a new one too!

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Yeah ordering 1 tomorrow just got to decide on a colour, thinking red?

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You CAN weld X Linked plastic, BUT you have a window of about 3 degrees to get it right, or you will bugger the boat. Try that by the side of the river...

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Techsure do a strong plastic weld, £25, had my m3 done and it was sound,if the weld splits they will repair it free,

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Thanks guys, cheers for helping me out there - I'll go and give techsure a call.

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Hey E-I-E-I-Ogainn,

The Banzer Welding Palace is now fully operational with no shortage of kayakular candidates, thanks in no small way to the efforts of Dom. Heat guns, plastic repair stuff, and hot spoons (though that might have been Chris hmmmmm).

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