Originally Posted by Paul L
5200 works as an often messy repair
. It is not as strong or long lasting as the two part glue. A good test would be gluing on extra handles. You could do one with 5200 and one with two-part. I bet the 5200 rips off way before a properly done two-part glue.
The 5200 is a lot easier to keep fresh on the boat
with small tubes that are available.
Whatever works is ok with me. As to 5200, it can be messy (you can wash it off with WD40!). The Flex Seal product seems to be a solution for really old compromised material that even two part Weaver, at $50/pop, won't cover in quantity. Small pint can of Flex Seal @ around $20, I just ended up painting the majority of the surface area with the stuff. I don't care how it looks, in fact the worse the better, more distinctively ugly and less desirable to sticky fingered dink absconders. My dinghy
is now a white whale, I think I'll paint
some eyes on it. as to being able to get back to the boat
? In my case, just lucky a friend let me use his for a few days while I made the repairs
. If a few cans save me from having to spend several thousand on a new one, I'm ok with that for now.