IMO, there's really no reason to cover the attachment area inside where the tubing attaches to the control box.(And just for the record, this approach is not a "Valley or Nordkapp only" phenomenon, there are SOME Gulfstreams, Assateagues, Shadows and more, of a variety of vintage, out there with the same skeg housing attachment...)
IMO, there's really no reason to cover the attachment area inside where the tubing attaches to the control box.
Resin won't stick well to that white (polyethylene ?) plastic tubing, so it's purely cosmetic....eventually.
I've read that there's a compression fitting at the skeg box to connect the plastic tube to the skeg box. On this kayak that was all covered with a liberal amount of glass mat and resin, too.
I sent an email to Valley asking them about this, wondering if they had a preferred repair strategy. What a surprise...I haven't got an answer.
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That's much better! Thanks for that info and pic.
How does the nylon fitting attach to the tube?
And, where do you get those parts?
That's so skookum, it might not be bad: when repairing tube problems, put the fitting where the glass ends? I guess it also depends where the glass stops.
Yes, but it would be silly if the end was not close to the fitting, make sense? For instance shorten the glass sarcophagus [good term!] so it could be?