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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Somewhere 'Offshore' » 06 Feb 2015, 21:33

+1 :lol:
The tug is the drug~

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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 07 Feb 2015, 12:20

MrTall wrote:Shoulda made the front bit black, would have looked like a banana.


I did that with Fishophils kayak, we call it snoopy, just needs some eyes and ears lol


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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Babylon » 07 Feb 2015, 12:27

Need some work on Jaws Yacdoc.Babylon
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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 07 Feb 2015, 15:30

Babylon wrote:Need some work on Jaws Yacdoc.Babylon


Pm me Jim and we'll get it organised.
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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 08 Feb 2015, 11:00

this is the centre piece of a 3 piece kayak, it was strapped on the roof rack of the owners 4x4 when he went bush, the fourby dropped into a wheel rut and the yak was smacked by a gumtree breaking off a large section of the hull, luckily in one piece.


You can see it was a sizeable chunk and not wanting to pay over $500.00 dollars for a new hull piece the owner contacted me. (I love a challenge :thumbsup: )
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Setting up with a donor piece of the same colour and more importantly same type of plastic to cut up into welding rods, I use a wax and grease remover solvent to clean the repair site and welding rods. just like a real operation the site must be clean and I have to wash my hands often as skin oil will make a section of weld not fuse with the repair.
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broken piece back in place and a test weld was done to confirm plastic compatability, weld looks good and cant be pulled off by hand, if it was incompatable it would almost fall off.
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Started tacking with the soldering iron
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Broken section was v ed out bit by bit and welded back on, this took lots of welding.
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side view of the repaired kayak
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Repair completed, leak tested and approved, customer has been using this for months now and is very happy
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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby choppers » 08 Feb 2015, 11:23

Awesome work
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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 08 Feb 2015, 11:29

choppers wrote:Awesome work


Thanks choppers, I'm fairly confident to repair just about anything plastic, though I did have to pronounce a brand new kayak dead the other day at a shop, it was covered in thin plastic spots underneath that popped when you touched them with a car key, no way was I going to repair that as there more than likely was internal damage I couldn't see, It will be chopped up.
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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 11 Feb 2015, 19:28

My latest plastic kayak repair, I think also one of the nicest I have completed to date.

This kayak had the rudder and stern bitten of by a garage door that slammed shut in a gale, turn your speakers on and take a look if you like, feedback always welcome :thumbsup:

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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby beeaye » 11 Feb 2015, 19:44

Only feedback I can offer is you do some great work - very professional

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Re: Yakdoc kayak repairs

Postby Ghurkin » 01 Mar 2015, 21:01

beeaye wrote:Only feedback I can offer is you do some great work - very professional

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Thankyou BA.

Just letting everyone know I have spent the afternoon updating the yakdoc (not yakak as Maverick pointed out lol) website, its much more mobile phone friendly now with links to the wily weather, the Mornington yacht club cams and a host of other interesting places like yakdoc pinterest site.

take a look, try it out and please let me know if there are any problems or spulling mustikes :thumbsup:
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