Attaching vinyl patch to boat

My wife ordered a northwater under deck bag for her shearwater.  

http://www.northwater.com/html/products/sea_kayak/SKsubdirectory/Under-Deck-Bag.html

I am wondering if vyna-bond will attached the vinyl patches to fiberglass.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

There was a previous post on this but the solution didn't seem straight forward.

Thanks!

 

P.s.  we do have extra fiberglass and epoxy, and I thought about doing something custom but the vyna bond would be nice and simple if it worked.


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RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

I was looking into one of these bags. The vyna bond doesn't work well from what I've read. Seems like people like Marine Goop.

RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

That is what we ended up using.  It worked out well.  The bag is awesome, my wife loves it.  I am thinking of adding one to my boat now.

RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

Does it get in the way at all on enrty/exit?

RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

No, it hasn't seemed to yet.  Haven't tried a wet exit with the bag, but I wouldn't expect problems.  It makes for a nice clean deck.  I think you could attach it even flusher to the top of the deck by not using the quickclips and modifying the way it attaches slightly, but it isn't neccesary for the high deck of the shearwater.

RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

Just ordered an under deck bag for my Shearwater sport hybrid that I am building. I'm got it for the nice clean deck aspect. I don't want anything blocking the view of my soon to be cedar strip deck.

RE: Attaching vinyl patch to boat

"Haven't tried a wet exit with the bag, but I wouldn't expect problems."

It would be a good thing to test though. If there is a problem I think it might be more of a problem when doing the re-etry, when you have to rotate your legs (and entire body) 180 degrees as you slide back down into the cockpit.

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