After years of housing our repair facilities, the Rackhaus is no more. In an effort to ensure high quality
and timely repair of your canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard, Rutabaga Paddlesports has partnered with Jim Fietzer, owner
and operator of Jim's Small Boat Repair. In response to the huge amount of growth in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), we have also partnered with a trusted SUP repair technician, Kevin Julka. Due to facility constraints at Rutabaga, Jim and Kevin will be handling many of the repairs we have typically taken care of in the past, but we will still be able to take care of any modifications you may desire on new stock canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Rutabaga will still be your
source for replacement parts and advice for Do-It-Yourself repairs. Please feel free to contact Tadhg at
firstname.lastname@example.org with DIY inquiries (Please be sure to include a full description of your issue and
photos of the damage for the best advice possible).
For those who would rather sit back and let a professional take care of their repairs, please direct inquiries regarding damage on existing canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards to one of our trusted partners.
Composite repairs (fiberglass/Kevlar and gel coat cracks)
Rudder installation and repair
Skeg replacement and repair
Keel Strip installation
Fishing accessory installation and customization
A note from Jim:
Each repair is unique, but the desired outcomes are always the same getting you back out on the
water in a boat that you enjoy as soon as possible. Certainly, there are some limitations, but I will work
with you to find the best possible solution for your particular repair issue. Please give me a call or send
me an email and we can discuss the details of your repair needs and decide on the best course of action
together. I have over 10 years of experience working on canoes and kayaks and working relationships
with professionals in the paddle sports industry when advice or specific parts are needed. I genuinely
enjoy getting you back out on the water and paddling as soon as possible, and I look forward to talking
about what I can do to make your paddling experience more enjoyable.
Kevin is keenly aware of the specialized materials and processes necessary to fix most issues on stand up paddleboards. Outfitting, such as deck rigging, is also available for installation, as are other custom modifications. Please feel free to contact Kevin with any questions regard SUP repair, modification, and outfitting.
At Rutabaga Paddlesports we have been selling kayaks and canoes online for over a decade. We are also a top SUP dealer. Rutabaga Paddlesports supplies paddlers with clothing and accessories that fit their budget, style, and meet their demands. We strive to offer a broad range of American made and sustainable paddle gear to our customers.