I have an older plastic Coleman canoe. It gets a lot of abuse I have noticed some weak spots that may be a problem in the future. I looked around online and seems that they are made of High-density polyethylene (HDPE) one of the first things I found was this welding video which seems like a pretty sweet solution. But I am also finding some references that suggest repairs to plastic canoes don't last long. I was not able to tell if welding as shown in the video was a long term or short term solution.
What if any solution is there for long term repairs to plastic canoes that will hold up as well as the original canoe materiel?