Re: repairs

I own a Hybrid Carbon made Kaku Elua and have noticed that the hull has softened up and caves in to the touch causing it to take in water. There are a lot of stress cracks and needs to be repaired. Any suggestions on what I can do or use to do the repairs myself ? I only weigh in at 150# and live in AZ and have it covered with a Sunbrella 100% of the time, could it be because of the 100 plus degree weather that is causing these cracks?

Submitted by azpaddler on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 7:32am

did you buy it new? how old is it? Call and see if they'll repair it/fix it/replace it. my experience is Kaku stands behind their work. If it's a problem on their end i'm sure they'll deal with it. definitely let them know.

#1 Thu, 05/19/2005 - 7:23am

Mahalo haoleboy for da info! I bought this Kaku Elua used and its maybe about 3 years old now. I will contact John Puakea as I had bought my first Kaku from him when he first started building them in Costa Mesa. Paddle on!

#2 Thu, 05/19/2005 - 10:19am

I have a similar problem with my craft which is made of polyester resin, I think. It was handled badly recently and now has a section that is relatively soft when pushed. It is not taking water. Should I get involved in a repair before using it further. And if so How does one go about such a task.

#3 Sat, 07/23/2005 - 7:49am

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