what is the deal with old towne discovery 169 canoes? why can’t i seem to make a patch stick to my bow? i have a punch the size of a nickel and nothing but duct tape will stick. WHY?? suggestions??
Scroll down to the section on Discovery repair kit and adhesives.
It is plastic that is why.
(or crossed linked polyethyelene to be exact)You can get it done by plastic welding or the other way is if you can find, (hardware stores used to carry them) a plastic stick that you light the end and melt the plastic and dribble it into the hole.
I fixed a pretty large crack in a Old Town Disco about ten years ago, and it is still holding good.
Prijon sells plastic rods for
melting into scratches …