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Re: porta-bote repair?
I have a PB with a leak in the transom, it’s in Grenada so importing stuff like Eternabond ( the PB recommenced repair), is a problem. I did get a roll and brought it back to Grenada along with a bunch more stuff I needed for the boat. I’ve not tried it yet, I’ve bigger issues.
First I didn’t find the guy at PB very helpful, I was kinda suprised at the attitude I got. I did buy a new PB because I freaking NEED a dingy. So I may end up with two.
I did try 5200 and that worked for a while, but that seam gets all the sand and other crap jammed into it. Very difficult to clean out.
I also tried melting/welding some other PE material into the crack. I used kitchen cutting board. Didn’t work, there was too much difference in melting temperatures between the two materials.
I know they do weld black PE water pipes. It know nothing of the process.
What DID work was Marine growth! Enough bottom growth and it would stop the leak. They should market the adhesive those organisms use, deadly tough stuff.
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter
Last edited by hpeer; 10-26-2018 at 02:54 PM.