Airfusion Elite problem

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Guidomdp
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Airfusion Elite problem

Post by Guidomdp » Mon May 22, 2017 5:43 pm

Hello my name is Guido I am from Argentina, recently I bought a used inflatable kayak, model Airfusion elite, and I see that the gray plastic back where the skeg is installed, is a little detached from the yellow body of the kayak.
Question: Can I glue it with the glue included in the repair kit?
Or I need another type of glue?
I await your prompt reply.
regards

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue May 23, 2017 10:16 am

You can use the glue in the repair kit or you can purchase Aquaseal.
If has come a little undone, it is not a big deal. It is glued on the outside of the cover so no water will get inside if that is what you are worried about.
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Post by esspii » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:51 pm

I have both the original AF and the Elite, which share the same design of end pieces. When I started using the Elite I always found myself getting wet legs, even in still water. As I only used the Elite for short bursts, I put this down to the water my neoprene boots carried into the cockpit, until one day when I was out longer it was clear that more water than a pair of boots could absorb was in the boat. So I filled the kayak with quite a lot of fresh water to see where it leaked out - sure enough it was where the end pieces were attached to the yellow body. I dried the kayak thoroughly and applied aquaseal in two operations over two days with my finger, which left a neat-looking seal around the whole perimeter of the grey sections. I waited another day before putting the kayak in the sea, and it was now fully sealed. I now have a visible seal which I can check routinely - so far it has held up and still looks as if it had been factory-applied. So I went back to my old AF and did the same on that. Now checking these seals is a regular part of checking the vessel(s).

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