For BOTE HD board owners looking to enhance fishing outings and protect their investment, the BerleyPro Bumper Bro offers a reliable solution. In this guide, we’ll provide a brief walkthrough for installing the Bumper Bro using marine goop or adhesive, ensuring a sturdy attachment without screws. Let’s get your BOTE HD board outfitted with a BerleyPro Bumper Bro promptly!
Step 1: Find the Optimal Placement and Adjust the Bumper (if needed): Find the Optimal Placement and Adjust the Bumper (if needed): Position the BerleyPro Bumper Bro on the kayak’s bow or stern to minimize gaps. Use masking tape or a pencil to mark the chosen location. Reshape the bumper using a heat gun if necessary, ensuring it aligns with the kayak’s contours.
Step 2: Clean and Prepare the Surface: Clean and Prepare the Surface: Thoroughly clean the mounting surface with isopropyl alcohol and remove any dirt, grime, or residue
Step 3: Clean the Bumper Bro: Apply the Marine Goop or Adhesive and Secure the Bumper Bro: Check the fit and orientation of the Bumper Bro, then apply marine goop or adhesive along the sides of the bumper and the centerline of the kayak’s keel. Position the bumper on the kayak, ensuring alignment with the hull’s contours. Press firmly and use masking tape if needed. Allow the adhesive to cure undisturbed for at least 24 hours.
Step 4: Allow the Adhesive to Cure: Once the bumper is securely in place, it’s essential to allow the adhesive to cure undisturbed for a minimum of 24 hours or as instructed by the adhesive manufacturer. This curing period is crucial as it ensures a robust and durable bond between the bumper and the kayak. Patience during this time will result in a long-lasting attachment that can withstand the rigors of kayaking.Before proceeding, double-check the fit of the Bumper Bro to ensure it is correctly oriented for installation on the kayak. To assist with alignment, consider using tape pieces to mark the keel just beyond the ends of the Bumper Bro, acting as a guide when pressing it into position. Now, squeeze a small bead of marine Goop or your preferred adhesive along the sides of the Bumper Bro, approximately 15mm (1/2 inch) down from each edge. Additionally, apply a generous bead along the centerline of the kayak’s keel. This ensures a secure and reliable attachment.