Do you mean Donn Hicks? Is it really that small of a world? If you do, I will be on vacation with him on the MF of the salmon later in july.
Ok here is the skinny on fixing pads yourself.
You know that boat glue goes bad in about a year, so It is a good idea to fix your paco pads and teva/ chacos at the same time. Use any quality boat glue that is used for aire, maravia, sotar, jpw, star inflatable. Use it up before the expiration date, or close after it. If the glue is still very liquid, runny, Has never been opened, it will work just fine. for shoes and paco pads. I usually have a shoe fix somewhere below phantom on the Grand every time I go, but have never fixed a pad down there.
Ok ... The concept of the corner condom is that we RF weld the circular patch on in such a way that the weld seals up the hole at the same time that the patch is applied. In otherwords we go across the hole with the weld. If you have glued this before, the RF weld will not hold anyway. Therefore you must glue it. I like to get a syringe from the Feed store across the street, and inject a bit of glue inside that corner and smoosh it around inside. This should be left to dry over nite. Then in the morning I mix a bit more glue (because the pot life of the glue is only 8 hours) prep the outside surface with mek, acetone, or nail polish remover. Next Apply 1 coat of glue and let sit for 1 hour, then apply a second coat of glue and let it sit for another hour. do this in a cool dry place. We then take a paint stripper for a heat source and heat the corner and the patch. and just pinch the corner patch on the corner. With the glue inside the corner, the glued patch will make a brand new seal and put the reinforcement on the corner too.
In a welded corner patch the only place the patch is welded is across the flat part of the weld. You can see it in this picture.
One can see that the corner patch here is welded only half way across, giving a wear surface that stands out away from the main pad cover. We have tested this set up for 10 years with commercial outfitters in the Grand Canyon. It seems to work well. So anyone who wants to do this themselves can ask us to send them free corner patches. I would hope that some of that older glue could be put to use also. Have your boating buddies buy you a couple of beers, and fix their shoes while you are at it. This kind of glue seems to last far longer than the OEM glue you get on river sandles these days.