Leaky Hatch rims^

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Big Ade
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Leaky Hatch rims^

Post by Big Ade » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:35 pm

Hi,
I've a large Kayjaksprot oval on the back and its letting the rain in.
What should I use to re-proof the boat/rim joint?
It seems solidly attatched, but drips are apparent after a short while...
Many thanks.

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Re: Leaky Hatch rims

Post by jamesl2play » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:11 pm

I suggest you first do a forum search for say 'hatch rims' because this has been discussed quite a few times.

I had a similar problem and used Sikaflex which did the job a treat and was easy to use others say use something stronger but I forget the name of it. You probably need to find where the leak is first. Someone suggested putting water in the hatch and turning the boat upside down. Are you sure the cover is not worn/perished?

Hope that helps.

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Re: Leaky Hatch rims

Post by MikeB » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:42 pm

Good advice from NSWSK here - and this discussion offers other thoughts, as does this one.

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Re: Leaky Hatch rims^

Post by Big Ade » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 pm

Thank you gents,
I did try and find the answers in the 'how to' section but I must congatulate you on your encyclophdic knowlege of the site.
Cheers,
Ade.

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Re: Leaky Hatch rims^

Post by MikeB » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:20 pm

Good questiion - which prompted me to put it in the Almanac - - -

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Re: Leaky Hatch rims

Post by mick m » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:49 pm

MikeB wrote:Good advice from NSWSK here - and this discussion offers other thoughts, as does this one.
The artical from NSWSK was writen by Dave Winkworth, recognised as one of the best boat makers in Australia , thera also other articals on the site by him as well

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