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I need to fix or have fixed a hole in the 'keel of an old green plastic Scanoe, otherwise in excellent condition. I live in Wollongong and local canoe suppliers can't handle the type of plastic in Scanoes. Where else can I go or what can I buy to do the repair?

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That is plastic like you find in a garbage can. From what I ahve learned (I own several canoes--though none like that--and do a fair amount of paddling. There is not much that I have heard of that will work well.

If this is a scraped hole (rather than a crack or split) you could try patching it with something like a large rubber tyre for waterproofness, and plastic for some rigidity.

Fibreglas will not work because the canoe is flexible, and once the glass is rigid, it will not stay together.

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Hi im not sure if fibreglass repair kit from a car spares shop would work, maybe roughen up the surface with fine grit paperso it has something to bond on, if your realy stuck it could be a last resort.good luck

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  • maddtat07 Apr 20, 2011

    I just had the same problem. It is probably polyethylene plastic, i used RAIN BIRD brand irrigation tubing to weld the holes, that is what that brand of tubing is made of. it worked well and has held up so far, I also made a skid plate out of a piece of an aluminum ladder and melted it into the repair to help prevent it from reoccurring. hope that helps!



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