Congratulations. I think you will love your new boat.
Tear aid was mentioned. Totally out of context but it is great stuff. I always carry both flavors not just for me but in case I'm on the river with someone with a Coleman tent or any tent with FIBERGLASS TENT POLES!(Another current thread on MB).
Sorry, sorry, but been there done that doing repairs on a cheap tent many times for some other river partner. But then again, I guess I've done repairs on many expensive tents also for one reason or another. Anyway, never travel without Tear Aid.