The RecRepair Permanent Boat Repair Patch is a tough, formable patch that excels in repairing holes and damage to kayaks, canoes, wave runners, car top carriers, coolers, ATVs, off road motorcycles, RVs and more. This patent pending composite patch can be used to repair just about anything. The RecRepair Permanent Boat Repair Patch is rigid at room temperature, but when heated, the material becomes very pliable which allows the user to conform the material to repair any shape. But unlike tape, the patch becomes rigid after its shaped and then cooled, creating a durable, water-resistant, structural repair that will not crumble or peel off. It is as simple as heat, peel, and apply.
|Length:||6 in / 15.24 cm|
|Width:||6 in / 15.24 cm|
This material is great! I used it to make a flange to reinforce the base of a Hobie kayak sail mast receiver that had some hairline cracks at the base (inside the hull) where it's molded into the hull material. Heated it slightly to cut easier with large scissors, then used a heat gun to get hot enough to flex and put into place. Worked like a charm!
I don't know how I was suppose to know if the temp of the patch was 194 or greater before using but I did use a heat gun and was until it was very flexible. I used it on a curved part of a kayak and it sealed every where but on one of the two areas that were curved. I've used goop to seal the area that didn't attach and hopefully both will hold.
Kayak was fixed with plastic welding but user was advised against taking the boat on anything other than flat water. Used this patch over the weld. Worked great and was pretty quick with a professional heat gun. Used a box cutter blade and sandpaper to work the edge to an angle instead of the full thickness of the patch to prevent the edge from catching on a rock and possibly peeling back, although I don't think that could happen. The material got really hard after it cooled. Everyone felt it was stronger with the patch than with just the weld.
A kayak with a hole in it was a gift from my girlfriends mother but this patch with proper trimming a little sanding and some marine epoxy did the trick no leaks what so ever. I definately reccomend wearing nomex or other heat resisting gloves for the application but it worked like a charm.