Question about Boating
Take a plastic milk bottle (empty and clean) cut it into strips that are longer and wider than the gash.
Take a flat bladed knife and heat the blade in a blowtorch flame. Warm the area around the gash to dry it off and help the weld to take, but do not melt the boat!!!
Use the hot knife to melt the plastic into the gash. Keep adding strips until the gash is filled. When the repair has gone hard, file down using a rough rasp or sander with rough grade paper.
Be careful not to get things too hot as you do not want to burn yourself. Molten plastic will hurt you badly if you get it on your skin. Do the repair outside so you are not breathing plastic fumes.
I am still paddling a boat I repaired using this method over 12 years ago. If you take your time and do it well it will last for a long time
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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