Archive for March, 2013

Replacing a Broken Hatch Rim – Part 4 (Gluing the new rim)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

So you’ve finished removing the old rim and preparing the surface to accept the new rim.  Now it’s time to glue on the new rim.  I chose to use Sikaflex 221 as it is the adhesive that was originally used to attach the old rim and has the advantage of being removable should a future […]

Replacing a Broken Hatch Rim – Part 3 (Gelcoat Repair)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Gel-coat repair may or may not be necessary when replacing a hatch rim depending on whether any damage was done to your kayak’s gelcoat when the old rim was removed.  You don’t have to fill in the screw holes with gelcoat after placing the fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin over the holes, but since I […]

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