You'll have to get a bit of warmth on the job I suspect.
You could try www.glueguru.com,
it also might be useful to you to buy a repair clamp for on the water proplems. try Ocean Safety, if no luck then I'll send you one over.
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Originally posted by Nick
but contact Randy Whittaker in the states email@example.com for alternatives (there are several) which may be easier to obtain locally. He will also be able to give advice and point you in the right direction for materials.
You will need to clean off all the old glue and abrade the area to be bonded with 60 or 80 grit sand paper and thoroughly clean before applying the adhesive. Use masking tape to mark the area to be glued and prevent a messy job. Follow the instructions on the tin, but generally apply a very thin coat to both surfaces and allow to dry. (may take up to 20-30 minutes depending on temperature and humidity.) It does not matter if you leave it several hours between coats as long as the glue is out of the sun. Apply a second coat of glue, again very thinly , I use a paint brush with the bristles trimmed down to about 3/4" to spread the glue. As soon as this second coat has stopped being tacky (test using the back of your hand rather than your fingers) press the two parts together. You only get one go at this. as once the two parts have touched , thats where they will stay. Press the parts together as hard as you can using a scraper which has been blunted and smoothed off, or a hard wallpaper roller. Clean off any excess glue from around the repair using the blunt scraper or wipe off using toluene. Gluing to the glassfibre is exactly the same, though for a stronger bond it should be primed first.
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the rest is me so the level of expertise has plummeted
re patching materials contact Bombards main agent and ask is the toob is made of Hypalon or PVC then do a search on the relevant material. Hypaolon is made by ORCA (a subsidary of Pennel Industries) and are a french company so it's likely they may have a branch in Canada. I don't know about PVC
re plugging your hole (ooh err) the I'd put a bit of expanding (building) foam in the hole first and then plug it, not a lot just a 1 second squirt. It's evil stuff mind you as it gets and sticks to everything so be careful. I would to this to provide a substrate for the silkaflex to be applied to.
If you use your rib commercially then why not Antifouls it, or is that what copper paint is. waxing the toobs seems a good doea