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  1. #1
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    Default Ballast Bag Port Glue - what will work

    This is the culprit that made for an amazingly tall and short surf wave as my bilge filled with water.

    The port was a partial pullout from battling a glued in factory fitting that didn't give up easily.

    Repaired once with 3m 4200 and failed after a couple days.

    Repaired again with rubber cement and although it looked better, failed almost immediately. The grimy looking stuff is the leftover cement and it just peels right off with little resistance.

    Is there any glue out there that can hold the port into the bag again??



    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    Hey, why don't you call Fly high? Wakemakers has their number. I talked to the guy at Fly high and his customer service was AMAZING. Seriously, the guy there gave me his personal cell number and told me to call him on a saturday to troubleshoot a problem I was having with their check valves, so I could do it while on the boat.

    I didn't have to do that, but he was amazing as far as his willingness to help. Why not talk to the manufacturer. I got the name and number of the guy to talk to at Fly High from Spencer at Wakemakers...

    Seriously man, go to the source!!!
    1992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system

    Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 1999 Audi A6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    I would have used 5200 fast cure

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornrickey View Post
    I would have used 5200 fast cure
    If you wanna try the 5200 fast cure, I still have some laying around here. Also, Home Depot sells the 5200 fast cure for $9 for the 3 oz tube. Best price anywhere.
    1992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system

    Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 1999 Audi A6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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    Fly High support phone #

    http://www.fatsac.com/Support.bifh

    phone:
    414-964-3668
    1992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system

    Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 1999 Audi A6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    Yeah, just talked to em. I'm frigged basically. He said anything I do is just going to be a bandaid and there aren't really any glues/epoxies that will hold long term, at least that they know of. They are assembled with some sort of heat treatment press that once it breaks free, that's it. Wakemakers said something similar.

    Plan, uh C I guess is in the works now. Going to try going to a 1-1/8" port bulkhead repair fitting. Not much to lose at this point.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    I have the same issue. I used RV Goop, a glue designed for outdoor use. It held for a little while then started leaking again. I just added more and basically covered the fitting with it. Am only hoping to make it through the rest of the season.
    2006 Mobius LSV
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    What about something on this page?
    http://www.bigskyfishing.com/whitewa...ccessories.php

    Our bags are pretty much the same material that they make river rafts out of. I have to believe that they can repair a river raft, so I don't see why they couldn't repair a bag. Maybe patch the hole you have now and add a new port?
    1992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system

    Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 1999 Audi A6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.

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    sorry. misread what was being glued in.

    please feel free to delete this post.
    Ed Geary
    2009 Moomba Outback V
    Clermont, Fl

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