Re: Preservation tape on hul damage
If by 'preservation tape' you mean an epoxy tape that will fuse to the hull, then it would make sense. A couple of examples here: Fiberglass tape, epoxy patch, epoxy putty, frozen pipe damage, plumbing repair pipe
I would avoid gorilla tape or similar cheap solutions - just not safe enough IMO
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