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 Post subject: Folbot keel strip?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:12 pm 
paddler

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:17 pm
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I have a 1980's era Folbot Super in used but decent condition with a few cracks and small holes on the skin at the keel. Is there a tape that I can use to reinforce this area? I am not sure if it is leaking, I have not had it in the water yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Folbot keel strip?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:29 pm 
Brotherhood of the Golden Paddle

Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:40 pm
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Location: isles of scilly UK
Gorilla Tape is pretty good. I would use two or three strips on top of each othher.


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 Post subject: Re: Folbot keel strip?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:16 am 
lord high faltbotmeister

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Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Someone on this forum recently recommended this for a permanent solution
https://www.eternabond.com

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Pakboats Quest 135, Nautiraid Narak 460, 416 & K1 (sold my 550), First light 420, Feathercraft Wisper, Fujita Alpina AL-1 400, Incept k40 (for sale)
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 Post subject: Re: Folbot keel strip?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:51 am 
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I'm going to try (when it gets delivered) Eternabond double-sided tape and a strip of PVC-coated nylon fabric as the abrasion/cut resistant outer layer. I have a few Pakboats made out of the PVC-coated nylon fabric and those hulls are surprisingly durable and, so far, impossible to damage.


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