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Hole in my portable's sled. Patch Ideas?

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Hello all,

This weekend I managed to puncture a hole in the sled of my voyager. It is in the center of the sled and about the size of a quarter.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for patching it?

Should the patch go on the inside of the sled to be more effective/last longer?

Would a heavier plastic like that on a five gallon pail be suitable and how should I attach the patch? Rivits,glue etc. And should I use some sort of caulk or glue around the patch to seal it to the sled?

Any suggestions would be appreciated...

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Look for a radiator repair shop that does plastic welding.

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I got ahold of a local radiator shop that is willing to take a look at it Thursday. I never even thought of such a thing. Thanks a bunch guys!

I will post again with my results after thursday

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I put a hole in my portable sled last year. Speared a log under the snow. Left a hole about 6" by 8". The shack already had other issues so we just went with the pour mans patch. Cut a piece of plastic out of a old truck bed liner and melted it to the tub. It dosen't look pretty but it works.

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There are also some pretty strong epoxy's out there that I am sure would work for that small of a hole. Just would have to make sure to clean both sides and rough it up alittle with some sand paper. Just be sure to go about 2-3" bigger than the hole, I am telling you when I was a auto mech. I used some of these epoxy that just blew my mind at their strength. Just a thought incase the plastic welding will not be able to be done.

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Well, I went the plastic welding route and am very happy that I did. The sled looks as good as new with no evidence of the hole.

Thanks everyone for the info

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It cost me $40 dollars for the plastic welding and then I spent another forty having them fabricate some aluminum brackets on the seat rails for future accessories.

I am not sure what a new sled would have cost, but since mine was in really good condition I figured it was worth fixing.

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My portable is 5 years old so there is no longer a warranty. I have kept the unit in really good condition so I wanted to fix it rather than scrap the sled. I think I could have purchased a new sled for 100-130 bucks but 40 didn't hurt quite as much.

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I had this same problem moons ago. My fix.... P-TEX. It's the material used to repair ski and snow board bottoms. For small holes it works like a champ!!

I'll see if I can dig up the pics that went with this thread I posted some time ago... Hole repair for Otter tubs...

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