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Old 03-02-2010   #11
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You might want to try it before you bash it. It works just fine.

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Old 03-02-2010   #12
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Originally Posted by lmaciag View Post
One thing I have found valuable is a PRV plug. They are only a few bucks and so much more efficient than trying to put duct tape over a leaky valve. I have used one and given away two over last year. Just have to be careful how fully you fill your floor.
What is a PRV plug? (link?) Im hoping to not have to carry a spare valve and a plug sounds like a good idea.

Tape looks good too.

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Old 03-02-2010   #13
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Tape does look good! Pressure relief valve. valve wrench (wench)
Tie wire, vicegrips.Lots more
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Old 03-02-2010   #14
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PRV = pressure release valve

In silty environments they can begin to leak. I bought a replacement PRV, but can't get the one that is in there off to replace and have tried as hard as I can to get any debris out. So, I'm currently running with the plug in place. Not a substitute for carrying a replacement for the regular valves in my book, but a handy thing to have for the floor.

Here's a link to the prv cap: Leafield Pressure Relief Valve Cap

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Old 03-03-2010   #15
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Be careful with the PRV plugs. I bought a used raft with 2 I-beams in the floor blown out. It was about $750 to get it fixed. If you explode your floor you are looking at repairs that cost almost as much as replacing it unless you like fixing that stuff yourself.
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Old 03-03-2010   #16
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plenty o' tolulene

dont mean to be repetitive, but i think a fat tube o glue will get the job done. Also, make sure it has alot of tolulene in it, so you have some entertainment while your patching!
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Old 03-03-2010   #17
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Pint of Early Times. With MEK, Toulene, etc... you can't let your lungs get all the fun.
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Old 05-14-2010   #18
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Just putting my kit together and here is what added.

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Vaseline (for pumps) Make a mess and needs its own container

fiberglass resin and activator might me up some peoples alley
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Old 05-14-2010   #19
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Originally Posted by BoscoBoater View Post
I don't carry glue anymore. It takes to long to set up and I figure that I will just have to remove and redo the patch properly when I get off the river any way. So now I carry a big roll of Tear Aid for a quick repair on the river and then do the real patch at home under better conditions.

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When you patch at home with proper PVC and glue, can you applly the patch right over this tape with no problems?
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Old 05-14-2010   #20
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A few more suggestions. Use a belt sander, drumel, or something similar to rough up one side of your patch material at home. This way you have a large roll of pre-sanded patch material and you only need to rough up the boat. Bring extra rubber gloves. If you are using glue, try and save small glass bottles with a lid for mixing the glue. I would also include some acid flux brushes that you can buy from Ace for 30 cents for mixing and spreading the glue or tolulene on the boat. Lastly, I would suggest you have atleast 3 feet of material. We ripped a hole in a vanguard last year on the MF of the Salmon and had to do an inside outside patch in the field before we could continue. We took our time, did it right the first time and its still holding today. But we had to pull material from all the available patch kits because we didn't have enough long pieces.
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