Temp. repairs on rafts

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  1. DennisV

    DennisV Member

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    I'm getting ready to splash my new cataraft for the first time and I'm wondering what you guys carry along in case temporary repairs are needed out in the field.

    I have Jacks Plastics welded tubes.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    aqua seal and tape. but it still takes HOURS for the aquaseal to bond well enough to hold. I had tears on my INNER bladders of my scadden this summer, and thats what Mr. Scadden reccomend I do to fix it. Works great, holds air just as well as new. You put a piece of tape INSIDE the tear to hold the ends together, and then apply the aquaseal over the cut and about 3 extra inches in radius around it. gotta wait a while for it to cure, but if you get the accelerator for it, it bonds much quicker. Would be better on a multi day float then a single day. Anything less is really ghetto rigging in my opinion, and I definitely wouldnt trust it
     
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    I'd find out from Jacks what they recommend and get that. I agree with Stilly, find out what is best for a rapid repair and what is best for a better than new repair.
     
  4. DennisV

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    I've got all the good stuff for permanent repairs. I'm more concerned about finishing the float and making it back to the truck.

    A search came up with Gorrilla tape and not much else
     
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