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Central American Sea Kayak Expedition -  Kayak Repair

 Feathercraft Kayak Frame Repair

Luke is wondering how to fix his broken frame

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Feathercraft Kayak Skin Repair
In January 1999, after storing our kayaks for a few weeks, we found that rats had eaten all over the skin and of our hulls and decks. J-Philippe is shown patching holes and replacing sponsoons. We used the damaged sponsoons to patch all dry bags the rats also ate.

Luke's kayak looks like swiss cheese Rats left their teethmarks  
Luke isn't very happy J-P inserts the patched sponsoon
J-P inserts the patched sponsoon Turning the kayak inside-out
Cutting the fabric clean Smoothing the fabric with sand paper
Patching the inside first

1. Luke's kayak looks like swiss cheese

2. Rats left their teethmarks

3. Luke isn't very happy

4 & 5. J-P inserts the patched sponsoon

6. Turning the kayak inside-out

7. Cutting the fabric clean

8. Smoothing the fabric with sand paper

9. Patching the inside first


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CASKE 2000 Expedition Journals by Jean-Philippe Soule and Luke Shullenberger