Repairing Your Boat
For minor repairs, clean the two surfaces to be patched with MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Available in patch kit or from any paint store) until all oxidation is removed (the shiny material should show through). Apply the first coat of adhesive immediately, brushing it on uniformly on each surface. Allow 20 minutes before applying the second coat in the same manner. When the second coat is dry, reactivate both surfaces with MEK. When aggressively tacky (like duct tape), assemble and apply pressure using a smooth hard object. If no MEK is available the patch may be applied when the second coat is tacky. Rub thoroughly for superior bonding. If you are repairing a rip over five inches, we suggest that you patch inside and outside. The size of the patch should be at least three inches larger than the rip in all directions. Most importantly, keep the surfaces dry at all times.
Should your boat require a factory repair, you can help expedite the repair process by following these steps:
1) Call 1-800-GO-SOTAR (467-6827) to receive a Return Authorization Number.
3) Please fill out our repair form and include it with the boat. CLICK HERE to download it.
Please allow up to one week for an evaluation and an additional 3-4 weeks for repairs to be completed depending on the repairs necessary. Following the evaluation, we will notify you with a service estimate prior to making repairs unless the work is covered by warranty.
SOTAR Service Rates:
Evaluation Fee for Warranty Sotar Boats = NO CHARGE
Non warranty repair work is NOT scheduled until after service estimate is authorized by customer and a 50% deposit has been received.
Below are links to repair instructions for the various Materials:
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