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Old 05 February 2015, 19:04   #11
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Some great ideas - thank you. So after educating myself on the intricacies of "proper" hypalon repair (excellent video on NRS, BTW), I've come to the conclusion that what I need to prepare is a "trip saver" kit that will get me through a few days on the water. Then I can do a more permanent repair when get back home to the shop and all the proper heavy duty supplies and toxic chemicals. I just don't see myself buying, storing, and using all the materials to do a "proper repair" unless I really needed it.

For this "trip saver" kit, it seems that there should be the following:

I think I can probably manage to easily stuff all this into a dry box.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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don't forget duct tape


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Oh, not just any duct tape will do, naturally!

This stuff is "da bomb"
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tear aid yes, states can be used underwater, also i think its ribcraft sell a bladder you push into your tube.
we use clam shells at work only problem is carrying the one that fits the hole as said.
for small tears you can buy the repair mushrooms that they repair your car punctures with hold in place with glue then inflate tube.
all only a quick fix to get you home IMO
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That plastic clam seal is nice, but I've broken a few of them easily- they are plastic....

There is a metal version that is packed with liferafts. They come in 3 different sizes. I'd recommend the metal ones.
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Great information for you there. Apart from the Barton clamshell, patches & glue, I would also recommend a strong needle & twine for those larger tears. Cheap, small & doesn't take up any space! Patch over the repair as normal. Cheers-John
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Forgot to add , you will need a pair of thin-nosed pliers to be able to pull the needle through & a piece of small wood or similar to push it, ouch!
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Oh, not just any duct tape will do, naturally!
Gorilla tape is great. Another thing to consider is true Gaffer's tape (the stuff stage techs use.) It's pricey, but holds very well, and the adhesive doesn't degrade or transfer like duct tapes do. It can be hard to find, though.

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