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Old 04-27-2012   #11
Northern Colorado, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: May 2008
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Repair Kit...

A variety of zip ties
Speedy Stitcher
Lithium grease(for pump seal)
Waterproof matches
Good glue(old glue doesn't work)
Assorted nuts 'n bolts for frame/seat...
Extra valve, p.r. valve and p.r. valve plug
Small hacksaw
Extra oar tower and 2 extra oar locks
Flip-tip screw driver
Cotton rag
Tenacious Tape(nylon strand-imbedded tape-bomber)
Duct Tape/Gorilla Tape
A few small glue brushes
Extra valve cap
Plenty of repair material for my boat
Allen wrench X2
Nylon Twine
Small WD-40
Bailing Wire

*Fail to Prepare? Prepare to Fail.

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Old 04-28-2012   #12
Vancouver, Washington
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Along with the other suggestions (some of which I will be adding to my kit) I always carry a medium size pair of vice grips. Those things are worth their weight in gold in the back country.

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Old 04-28-2012   #13
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Originally Posted by codycleve View Post
I heard the glue in the patch kit needs to be replaced annually... Any truth to that?
I inherited an NRS patch kit a few years ago and checked the glue - unusuable. Folks at the local raft shop confirmed it has a fairly short (1 year) shelf life. I now start each new season with a fresh glue container for my Hypalon.
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Old 04-28-2012   #14
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Things start to add up quick...pelican cases feel like they start getting smaller and smaller
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Old 04-28-2012   #15
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Lewistown, middle of MT
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The only thing I would add that's in mine and not listed above:

splash glasses and mask for mixing glue, this stuff is bad for you
accelorator for glue makes it work faster
sharpie for marking where you need to put glue based on patch size
extra neoprene oar grip
super glue in you first aid kit works on cuts great
printed off description of how to reset a dislocated shoulder (I always forget how and have had to do it a few times)
z drag cheater sheet
multi tool with the necessary scissors, cork screw, beer wrench, etc.

I like that quote too - fail to prepare, prepare to fail
If you lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. Winnie the Pooh
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Old 04-28-2012   #16
Leavenworth, Washington
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I would add that a hacksaw with spare blade can be crucial. (Yep, there is a story involving 1/2 a hacksaw blade, a pair of pliers, and a beer can used to cut through an NRS frame that broke)

Glue definitely has a 1 year shelf life. Patching a boat twice in a morning on the GC is a big day killer. (Thank god the rental boat had good glue)

Any nuts, bolts, and washers that are on your frame should have duplicates in the tool kit.

Tool Kit and Repair Kit should be kept seperate due to the inevitable MEK leak that will disolve things.

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Old 04-28-2012   #17
Idaho, Wyoming
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Extra car keys.

I keep my folding shovel in a small dry bag with toilet paper, lighters and hand sanitizer in zip locks attatched to frame next to rowers seat for easy access any time of day.

I also keep a back up of all the boat/frame tools and parts that have been mentioned in my truck kit along with extra pad lock/hitch keys, wrenches, sockets, adapters and a grease gun for my trailers.
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Old 04-28-2012   #18
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Bayfield, Colorado
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I would add a tube of "Aqua Seal" it is great for a lot of small repairs and your kayaking friends can repair their dry top/ suit gaskets with it and then owe you BIG
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Old 04-28-2012   #19
sandy, Utah
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A nice pair of channel locks has a dozen uses. clamp for your rails, great for military valves, emergency valve wrench, Dutch oven lifter, lift the grate off the fire, grab the hot water buckets off the fire grate/blaster...
I could go on.
R.i.P. Channel lock Joe
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Old 04-29-2012   #20
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Originally Posted by joecoolives
A nice pair of channel locks has a dozen uses. clamp for your rails, great for military valves, emergency valve wrench, Dutch oven lifter, lift the grate off the fire, grab the hot water buckets off the fire grate/blaster...
I could go on.
R.i.P. Channel lock Joe
Straightening steel oar towers and bent oarlocks ... stick end in the fire and grab the nutsack of a passed out kayaker...

Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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