Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Inland paddling
Post Reply
elvina
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:02 am

Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Post by elvina »

Hi

The area that the cleat attaches to on my sons Jackson Star kayak has developed a crack. As its cross link we cant weld it. Has anyone got any feedback please on repairing this sort of problem please?

Thanks

countvoncount
Posts: 47
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:57 pm
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Post by countvoncount »

I would write to Jackson Kayaks directly, they should be able to advise and (I think) are pretty good at getting back to you quickly.

Whitey1
Posts: 444
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:13 pm
Location: Pyrenees
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Post by Whitey1 »

Might be worth taking to an auto plastic repair specialist. I know of at least one crosslink Jackson that was successfully repaired, though in the area as you describe it may be too difficult. Worth asking though.

AlexN
Posts: 226
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:29 am

Re: Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Post by AlexN »

Does the crack just run through the cleat or is/will it spread through the cockpit rim? If its just the cleat that is affected could you fit a new cleat or ratchet backrest and not use the cracked cleat?

User avatar
TechnoEngineer
Posts: 3354
Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 7:47 pm
Location: Berks, Hants, Essex
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: Repair Jackson Cross Link?????????

Post by TechnoEngineer »

There is a guy called "Andy Ing" who is reputed as being able to fix cross-link.

I put a glass-fibre patch over a crack in a SuperFun only for the boat to hit a rock in the river and knock a bigger crack out in another part of the boat. After fixing it with epoxy putty and gaffer tape I couldn't even persuade anyone to use it as a pool boat.

In other words, the kayak is probably so brittle that you might as well cut your losses and bin it; you'll fix one crack and then another one will appear some time later.
XL-Burn-3 / Monstar / XPlore-X/ My Videos

Post Reply

Return to “Whitewater and Touring”