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Old 31 October 2005, 12:36   #1
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Repair kit reccomendation please?

Hi Everyone

I have a little pinprick in my Northcraft (Hypalon tubes) and wonder if there is a RIB equivalent of my bicycle repair kit that I can use and then carry with me should i get any further holes. The Bostik 2402 (or whatever) has a shelf life of 9 months so wouldnt last

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Old 31 October 2005, 14:03   #2
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Best thing to carry on board is one of those clam-seal things. Cost about 20 and clamps on both sides of the tube sealing the hole. Glue isn't an option at sea....
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Old 04 November 2005, 16:20   #3
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IUn the good old days of Ribnet you would have got a lot of help for this request, but sadly those days seem to have gone.


If you want a small repair kit try inflatable boat suplies or PM me your address and I will snd you some stuff!

Tim M advice is right but it's a temporay fix and needs to be patched upon return or e;se the hole will expand to a size just a bit bigger than the Clamseal
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Old 04 November 2005, 16:58   #4
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Best thing to carry on board is one of those clam-seal things. Cost about 20 and clamps on both sides of the tube sealing the hole. Glue isn't an option at sea....
How can you clam-seal a pin prick? Don't you have to jam the other half of the sealer inside the tube?
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Old 04 November 2005, 19:43   #5
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Fair comment, In fact you would probaqbly fis a pin prick at sea you's just pump it a couple of times, if the hole however was a bit bigger then it would need fixing.

You can in fact fisx it with glue at sea providing the hole is above de waterline
. If you are using teh Clamseal you have to elongate the hole so the clamseal can fit in
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Old 05 November 2005, 05:55   #6
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a good get you home tip for very small holes is to squirt some silicon sealer in the tube through the hole and keep squirting as you pull the nozzle of the sealer out of the hole this will form a temporary plug and hold the tube up at low pressure for a reasonable amount of time until you can repair properly . the best glue for a repair kit is bostik inflatable glue that comes as a single part glue in a tube or any other single part hypalon/neoprene glue in order to get a longer shelf life . P.S .sorry about the long reply time stu but i have been workin hard for a change
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Would a can of acetone and gaffer tape not be a good temporary get you home solution?
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of the nearly 4000 things i make the comment ' they don't make that like they used to' gaffer tape and drill bits come top of the list.!

D'ya think it would really stick or peal off Kwite soon

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stu trade has been a bit up and down this year but ive just picked up a nice little job to retube dartmouth harbour authorities rib and ive had more time to use my avon with that yam on the back thanks to all your help also just picked up a bargain 6mtr searider the one that some BARSTARDS stole from lyme regis earlier this year a little bit of work and i will be looking for a 150 outboard for it!!! .i will have to pop up to see you soon and return your cds best regards paul
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