New 49er     


:: :: Pontoon repair
Lost Password :: Posting Pictures :: Who's Online :: Stats :: Memberlist :: Top Posters :: Search



Make a donation to our message forums through Paypal


Make a donation to our Legal Fund.

 

Photobucket

Welcome, Register :: Log In Welcome to our newest member, hubberjonas.

people online in the last 1 minutes - 0 members, 0 anon and 0 guests. (Most ever was 34 at 15:22:43 Fri Sep 10 2021)

Pages: [ 1 ]

[ Notify ][ Print ][ Send To Friend ] [ Watch ] [ < ] [ > ]

alaskaflounder
Offline
posts
Reply
Pontoon repair ( 18:11:57 FriSep 14 2012 )

Well…. have pulled the dredge out for the season and noticed that the pontoons got quite a bit of abuse this year in one of the shallow creeks that I work. No holes, just some deep scratches. Has anybody ever successfully repaired the pontoons to fill in the cracks? I was thinking the scratches I see on snow skis so wondered of the same hot wax treatment would work. Thanks for your comments!

  
klondike_jake
Offline
85 posts
Reply
Re: Pontoon repair ( 03:45:23 SatSep 15 2012 )

i was just thinking of that ski repair when i was reading your post.the material used on the skis is called p-tex.it worked best when a heat gun was used to warm up the ski base wile dripping p-tex onto the scratches.if all you have is scratches i wouldnt worry about it.

  
LipCa
Offline
714 posts
Reply
Re: Pontoon repair ( 04:04:13 SatSep 15 2012 )

You say "fill in the cracks". You don't mean cracks, do you?

  
markB
Offline
143 posts
Reply
Re: Pontoon repair ( 18:34:22 WedSep 19 2012 )

I have those old yellow pontoons on my 5" and also work shallow creeks. I've had great success with using those two part epoxy tubes. Use a putty knife, rough up the area, apply coat of epoxy, layer of duct tape thin layer of epoxy, etc.. Not real pretty but gets the job done. I also recommend keeping all the above in your dredge tool box.......ya just never know when you'll need it.

  
trilex
Offline
posts
Reply
Re: Pontoon repair ( 20:16:07 TueOct 23 2012 )

I never had such a pontoon in my hands as I am from Switzerland. Pontoons are usually rotation moulded. Polyethylene is the common material that is used. However other materials can be rotation moulded but they have all more or less the same characteristics, they can not be glued with a durable result. The right way to repair it is by welding. As I am new in the forum I don’t know it if it is allowed to post internet links. So far I can just give you a tip. There is a swiss company, called leister, they make this blowers for welding almost all thermoplastic materials. On there web site you can find a lot of information about. I have one of this blowers and I am repairing a lot of plastic things. On google are other suppliers under thermoplastic welding. Keene is using marlex. This is a registered brand of chevron but under this name are a lot of different plastics. Best is, you contact the supplier of your pontoons. Hi will probably tell you the exact type of material. The simple way is, you start with HDPE welding rods. An other option is to contact a Body shop or how you call the specialists who repair cars after a crash. By us it is common that they have this welding equipment as modern cars are made half of plastic.
Good luck

  

Pages: [ 1 ]

[ Notify ][ Print ][ Send To Friend ] [ Watch ] [ < ] [ > ]

 Total Members: 4903

  • Can't start a new thread. (Admins Only)
  • Can't start a new poll. (Admins Only)
  • Can't add a reply. (Admins Only)
  • Can't edit your posts.(Everyone Registered)
  • Register :: Log In :: Administrators

    The time is 23:49:40 Sat Aug 13 2022

    Powered By BbBoard V1.4.2
    © 2001-2007 BbBoy.net
    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]

    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]