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DUCT TAPE...that is something we didn't have until recentely, and some people here just call it the silver American tape...Duct Tape is not part of our culture, but I have been using it for many years now...anyway...
I have a story to tell everyone here, (that I will tell once I can write it) about 2 friends that crossed the Atlantic on a S&S a Portuguese guy bought....halfway across the Atlantic, on starting the engine, the engine mount broke, the engine moved 3 inches and ripped a fiberglass tube allowing water to get in and they almost sank....they had a roll of duct tape and used it to cover the whole even with salt water wetting everything.
They then rolled plastic wrap around it and almost stopped the leak, almost 2 inch wide and 6 inches long crack!!!!
They owe their life to the "American silver tape", and a good extra bildge they bought in Miami West Marine before crossing....
I still don't think it would hold my boom!!!