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FOLDING PORTA-BOAT My 12 foot polypropylene boat leaks at the bottom seal. It is at the bottom of the transom and center of the boat. This is where the boat folds. What is the best 3m product for this fix? Is scotch weld dp8010 better than 3m 5200? THANKS FOR ANY INFO

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I need a blow up kit for a pathfinder kayak 2 person 10 foot do you have one ?


Get rid of your inflatable kayak and buy a solid polypro kayak like an "ocean kayak' brand. Inflatable kayaks are JUNK! No speed and they slowly LEAK!!!

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New Pungo 140, rear bulhead behind seat is sealed with a flexible sealant with a tape. There are already splits and small holes through which water is already penetrating. Is it better to accept a new...


Brand new boat? Let them replace it, it's a manufacturing defect! The bulkhead probably was slightly too large or the sealant was poorly applied, either way you don't want the headache yourself. Wilderness systems and their dealers tend to be VERY reasonable with this type of problem.

If it were an older boat or one you had used extensively, I would recommend removing the old sealant and then laying down thick beads of a high quality silicone sealant such as Lexel on both sides of the bulkhead.

Jun 14, 2011 | Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak

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Is this kayak very stable in the ocean


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I read all the reviews of the boat I could find, all were VERY positive, all said the boat was very stable in all water conditions, the only draw back comment I ran across is that it is fairly heavy, but that is due to its rugged design, so really you can't have it both ways.
Having Kayaked in the Ocean many time myself I would buy this boat for that purpose after what I read. Here are some transcripts of the reviews I read

"used one of these while on vacation in canada,and i'm hooked it was very sable on rough waters,and we also took it out and went fishing ."
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

"The Future Beach Freedom 160 is a nice stable boat with a rugged and durable build. Due to it's weight the boat is a bit on the slow side and a challenge to move around. Storage at the front of the boat is limited but could be expanded with a small modification. I am sure that this would be a great boat for fishing and other water sports (i.e. snorkling, SCUBA)."
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

"Love this boat, Amazing Quality, superb tracking
An absolute pleasure to use !!!!!!!!"
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Dec 08, 2010 | Future Beach Freedom 160 DLX Kayak

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I have a Pelican Apex 130T that I cinched down too hard on my roof rack. It pushed in the bottom underneath the backseat and deformed it. How do I get it back out and get a normal looking bottom of this...


This can be difficult. If it was my boat I would try:
  1. If bottom flat, lay on flat floor like garage or deck. If not flat, then work on lawn.
  2. Let the sun (and maybe a bit of extra heat, but not much) warm the bottom so it is a bit pliable.
  3. Apply force to put the bottom back into shape. If not a flat bottom, then some care is required. This is usually done with internal blocks of wood or foam to hold the hull in its proper shape. In more extreme cases you can inflate an air bag in there to maintain pressure over a larger area. (BE VERY CAREFUL if you use an inner tube--it can burst your boat!)
  4. Once it is back to about the shape you want, leave it in that position for a few days, and to cool down.
  5. With any luck, that will reverse most of the dent. If you don't get it all the first time, you might want to try again. In fact, I suppose it might be better to work on it twice rather than do too much in one go. I really am not sure on that part.
  6. With these poly boats, you may never get them back to original shape, but they will almost always accept some re-bending to get back to a more useable shape.

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Kayak drifting to the left


These boats are very short and have a smooth hull with very little keel. Because of this they will not track well and will have a tendency to turn.

You don't say how experienced a paddler you are.
Check also that you are holding your paddle equi distant from both blades. You may be unconsciously paddling harder with your right hand if you are right handed. Most of us are one-side dominant. You may also be sitting slightly diagonally in the boat without realising it. Experiment with shifting your position. Also consider a backrest if one is not already fitted.

You can fit a skeg to the stern whichwill improve straight line tracking. Abit like a fixed rudder. Use heavy duty elastic to hold it onto the boat stern.

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Our sit on top kayak is about 7 years old . t6he seat area has bulged up and underneath it has also bulged out . it is a catatmaran style kayak.


I do not know what you mean by a catamaran-style kayak.

I am assuming that it is a plastic kayak,. like most SOTs. Reshaping plastic boats can be difficult. If it was my boat I would try:
  1. If bottom flat, lay on flat floor like garage or deck. If not flat, then work on lawn.
  2. Let the sun (and maybe a bit of extra heat, but not much) warm the bottom so it is a bit pliable.
  3. Apply force to put the bottom back into shape. If not a flat bottom, then some extra care is required. This is usually done with internal blocks of wood or foam to hold the hull in its proper shape. In more extreme cases you can inflate an air bag in there to maintain pressure over a larger area. (BE VERY CAREFUL if you use an inner tube--it can burst your boat!)
  4. Once it is back to about the shape you want, leave it in that position for up to a few days, but at least long enough to cool down.
  5. With any luck, that will reverse most of the dents. If you don't get it all the first time, you might want to try again. In fact, I suppose it might be better to work on it twice rather than do too much in one go. I really am not sure on that part.
  6. With these poly boats, you may never get them back to original shape, but they will almost always accept some re-bending to get back to a more useable shape.

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Small hole


You need a patch of at least the same quality as the item to be patched. If the patch is of the same material it's compatability with the cement isn't a problem. The cement or the adhesive needs to be the best you can get as the quality of any repair is only as good as the materials used.

Regards Rod

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Kayak Storage


Any pulley system has an rating to lift your two rigs check into west marine or homedepot for pulleys, there really isnt one that is the best, unless you need one for a high dollar boat

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Length og a kayak


The longer the boat the faster the hull speed. So if your friends are paddling kayaks that are seventeen feet long and you are in a twelve-foot kayak, you'll be paddling much harder just to keep up. If you intend to paddle on smaller bodies of water, say ponds or small lakes where distance is not a factor, length is not so important. But if you live (or plan to paddle) on a bay, then you should consider more of a touring boat which will track straighter and move through the water with greater stability as well as speed.

Dec 01, 2008 | Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Kayak

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