Camera attachments and glue!

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warranty
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Camera attachments and glue!

Post by warranty » Tue May 19, 2015 8:43 am

I read the interesting mods by NaturalPath; I'm sure they're fine, but I have specific questions with regard to the glue used for the nylon straps:

I want to attach a GoPro camera to the bow of the Packlite. Is it okay to use the standard sticky-foot of the camera gear, or is there specific glue/tape recommended that a. will not damage the skin of the kayak b. will stay stuck!?

Anyone with any experience of similar?

Tx
DB

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Post by PJohanson » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:20 am

It's not a good idea to use any glue or sticky tape on these kayaks other than what's in the mending kit.
The glue in the mending kit could work to attach your nylon straps, but it's meant to stay really stuck on for good.
Duct tape will stick for a while but the glue is not compatible with the plastic so it will get gooey and messy.
Send a direct message to NaturalPath for his advice. You could also contact John Herbert at the Kayak Yak blog (http://kayakyak.blogspot.ca) to ask how he attaches his GoPro to his kayak.

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