Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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Re: Improvised Repairs
Duct tape, the good stuff, is very expensive and leaves a horrible mark, but as an emergency tape for hateches and stuff, just great.
I keep gaffer's tape on board (
). It's made for photographers and stagehands. Stronger than duct tape but it pulls off cleanly with no glue residue.
For hose repairs stop at your local truck stop and pick up a
. It will include a couple of different size inserts and a couple of clamps. Cut the hose, slip in the insert with a little rubber cement and clamp it. Not pretty but it'll get you home. Just make sure you get a kit that includes the size hoses on your boat.
I've also got some of that rescue tape on board but have had mixed results with it.