Bulkhead kit for the Wilderness Systems Pamlico solo kayaks. Includes instructions and sealant. Fits all solo Wilderness Systems Pamlico models but will need to be cut to fit.
MATERIAL IS EXCELLENT. INSTRUCTIONS ARE S0-SO. I GAVE IT A 4 INSTEAD OF A 5 BECAUSE OF THE TIME IT TAKES TO DO THE THE JOB RIGHT. I HAD THREE HOURS IN IT PLUS A LOT OF PROFANITY BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.
A gave it a 3 only b/c of the difficulty to put in. Material is good and there was more than enough caulking included. Don't cut the bottom part at all just part of the sides and top. Directions were so so, probably could have been better. should probably provide material for the template.
Kit was great, a little difficult to get to the correct shape, a template would have been nice.
After reading all the reviews concerning this bulkhead, I find myself in agreement with the majority. A pre-cut, model-specific bulkhead would have made this a 5 star review. I started by tracing the intact bulkhead on a piece of foam poster board, then taking inside measurements of the kayak.I cut an inch from the top and sides of my template, then fitted it into the kayak.I then shaved the bulkhead with an electric carving knife to the size of the template. I struggled with the adhesive tube and suffered a blow-out. which reduced me to smearing the adhesive by hand. I followed up the initial coat of adhesive after 24 hour cure timeby masking off the bulkhead and kayak walls with blue painters tape and applied a bead of silver silicone caulk,removed the tape immediately, and ended up with a real professional look. I LOVE having the capacity for dry storage, and feel that it was money well spent and makes my 2008 Pamlico 100 an even better platform. Delivery and ease of order with ACK was 5 star.
It is close to impossible to make a bulkhead that will fit a polyethylene boat right out of the box due to the inherent nature of polyethylene which after the molding process will change shape and shrink at different rates depending upon temperature. There will always be a need to modify the replacement bulkhead to get a proper fit.