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SNM are multisport kayak repair specialists for composite fabrics and epoxy resins. We will fix your kayak, paddle, helmet and other componentry as perfectly as we can.

Users and rocks are the usual reason for damaged and broken boats, with common repairs being:

  • Smashed noses/bows (structural failure)
  • 'River rash', general scratches and wear and tear (slows down your boat and makes it look tired)
  • Holes and severe cracks (leaks and structural failure)
  • Dents (deformities and structural vulnerability)
  • Paddle damage: chipped blades, hairy edges, bent or broken
  • Helmet holes and cracks (must be repaired!)

SNM Composite Kayak Repair services include:

  • General epoxy and composite fixes
  • Touch-ups and cosmetic repairs
  • Winterize (repair it after summer racing and have it in storage race-ready)
  • Resurfacing of kayak hulls and decks
  • Checking rudder lines and foot components
  • Drink and pump systems
  • Retrofitting after market seats
  • Insurance Assessments

As one of Aucklands leading canoe and kayak composite fabric and resin repair experts, we repair small boats, paddles, helmets and other componentry to as good as new. The best times to get your composite equipment checked is in winter and before the month of September when kayaking season kicks-off.

What will we do for you?

  • Regain structural integrity and strength
  • Seal holes and cracks with gel coat finishes
  • Fiber glass, carbon fiber, kevlar and epoxy
  • Your repairs will be done with matching fabrics

Maintenance of kayaks, paddles and composites

  • When not using your equipment, keep it undercover out of sunlight.
  • Always wash your kit with water.
  • Open hatches to dry the kayak
  • Remove neoprene hatches so the stretch and fit is not lost
  • Spray rust with CRC, WD40 etc.
  • Lubricate moving parts with Silicon Spray 

Some things to note:

  • Epoxy, polyester and vinylester resins are different and used to their corresponding repairs
  • Gelcoats sre very hard resins used to protect the outer surface of kayaks.

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Send SNM an email

Tell us what is damaged (e.g. kayak or paddle), how badly it is damaged, how urgent it is, when you can drop it off and pick up (or have us collect and return it), whether you want it done quick and cheap or to perfection.

SNM responds

SNM will let you know how difficult the job is or isn't, how long it might take and how much it might cost. We are honest people and will give you all the options to make the best informed decision.

You respond

Let us know how you would like to proceed.
If the damage is extensive and costly, you might want to contact your insurance provider.

SNM repairs your kayak

We send an invoice for the quoted amount, receive your kayak, repair it and have you back in action.

Industry rates are about $80/hr.

SNM will always quote you on what they think it might cost depending on a quick and cheap fix or a perfect fix.

Depending on the damage, urgency and SNM availability, easy jobs are a few hours and available the same day. More complex jobs might take a few days.

Yes, you may use our kayaks free of charge while you wait for your one to be fixed.

SNM repairs wing paddles, composite helmets, multisport kayaks and other componentry.

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