Kayak Tips

Repair Broken Gelcoat On Keel Of Kayak

For bigger jobs involving chipped and/or cracked Gelcoat: To do it right you’ll need to grind off the Gelcoat out to the cracks. That will seem scary because your going to make the repair area bigger, but it has to be done. If you see cracks in the underlying composite...


Fiberglass Repair

Notes On Repairs To Composites (Fiberglass etc.) Kayaks

KA does not sell repair fiberglass repair materials. Tap Plastics or Fiberlay are good sources locally and West Marine has some too.

The following are tips for buying the materials you need to do the job and for choices you need to make when repairing your kayak.