Modern marine adhesives are durable, water-tight and easy to apply, with many adhesives being suitable for below waterline repairs. The following seven adhesives are among the marine adhesives available to the public.
West Marine Epoxy Aluminum Putty Stick and West Marine Marine Epoxy PuttyStick are examples of adhesives that are easy to apply and suitable for below the waterline repairs. A flexible adhesive, Marine-Tex FlexSet, is noted as being highly versatile and suitable for bonding dissimilar substrates, while J-B Weld Original Cold Weld Formula, a resin adhesive blended with metal filings has a particularly high tensile strength. Loctite Epoxy Instant Mix 5 Minute is versatile and easy to use, while Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder and the Gorilla Glue Pen are suitable for above-the-waterline repairs.
‘Boating’, a powerboat enthusiasts’ magazine recently tested these seven marine adhesives for pressure resistance, water-tightness and breaking strength, publishing their findings.