A dent in my Waka !

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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:36 pm

After a busy day fishing yesterday morning, much of the remainder of yesterday and today was taken up with some repairs and maintenance amongst other things....

After, failing a new WOF and having to replace the wheel bearings on the trailer, servicing a couple of reels, and replacing the foam tubes on the trailer, I happened to take a glance at the bottom of my Waka....and noticed this... |( ..

...a big kick ass dent !
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So..... Sat the yak out in the sun for an hour or so, and nothing happened..... So plan B....

Fired up the compresser, removed the vent bung and pumped some air in and "pop"....!!...... Put it in the cool and good as new ! :whew: :y: :y:
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:46 pm

Yep, Been there done the same.
I made the mistake of loading up the front hatch with dive gear, weight belt etc and leaving it on the roof rack for an hour or 2 too long.

Good result mate.
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:29 am

Too much xmas cake there Hainesy?
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:37 am

When you say "big ass dent" what do you mean? :lol:

But I did the same by leaving the yak on the C-Tug for a week. Oopps.
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:02 pm

Mental wrote:Too much xmas cake there Hainesy?
nah..too many beersies and not enough paddling !!!...Interestingly enough it must have been like it for couple of weeks and it wasnt until Sat at NN that something "felt wrong"....obviously was the extra drag caused by the deformed hull !
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:35 am

I've revived this post because I've done exactly the same thing - left my kayak on the C Tug and now there's a huge dent in the bottom. Been there for a while now and it doesn't seem to affect the handling of the kayak when in the water, but is it anything to worry about?

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:11 pm

I store my reload on a c-tug, under the deck, 24/7 for easy handling.

Are you guys really tightening the straps up big time or something?

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:55 pm

Nope, strap not overly tight and it doesn't get any sun where it's stored. It's 10 years old and well used though which could have something to do with it.

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