I called CD (Wenonah) and explained that the gaskets under the hatch covers of my Solstice were detaching, I got the kayak new in June 2016, so I was sort of hoping they’d say, “well that shouldn’t happen, let us fix or replace.” They didn’t say that. So I asked us, what glue I should use. They suggested contact cement or super glue.
Contact cement isn’t the worst suggestion, except you have to put the glued objects together exactly right, because the glue grabs and there’s no fine adjustment or second chance. So, no, I don’t think I want to try that.
The CD rep said they use super glue in the factory. Given my gaskets are falling off, I’m not liking that idea too well, either.
The gaskets are a hollow, oval, rubberish tube, about 3/4" by 1/2", and they attach to a rim under the hatch. There’s no slot or groove. The rim is about 3/4", formed of fiberglass covered by some sort of (vinyl?) jacket.
My friend at the kayak store suggested using Aquaseal. Seems like a good suggestion. Pros and cons? Other suggestions?