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I have a pin size hole in my fishing raft. How can I fix the problem I wanna take it out this weekend. Got it from Bass Pro Shop in 2008 only used it one time. Any one know how to fix the problem? What to buy?
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Should be able to get a repair kit from Bass Pro or go online and search for one at a boating supply store. Be my best guess.
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Default Re: A hole in my Raft

I fixed a small puncture hole in my raft with a 4" by 4" pool patch and aqua seal. I let it set up for at least 24 hours. if it is bigger than a small puncture hole I don't knowif this will work or not. A patch kit from the manufacturer or a raft patch kit from a local sporting goods store would probably be the right way to fix it, but this is what I had at the time and it held all season.

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Thanks, I will go to Dick's/Wal-mart to see what they got. Yes it's pin-sized hole, I was thinking about buying a tire patch but I didn't know if that's good to enough in water.
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If it's just PVC, and a pinhole, Aquaseal should be all you need. Clean the area with MEK or denatured alcohol. Give it a coat or two.
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Just got back from Wal-Mart I bought Rubber repair kit patches and some cement wish should hold on perfectly.
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Hope it does the trick for you! Follow with an update.
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What was recommended to me for my float tube bladder was a vinyl repair kit that's sold for waterbeds
I had extensive damage to repair, not just a hole and ended up using Goop and patches cut from an old waterbed mattress.
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Rip, That what I bought last night but it was a rubber repair kit. Only got that item because it's for pool's wader's etc, I'll find out this weekend if it's going to hold good.
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