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  1. #1
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    Default A hole in my Raft

    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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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    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.
    Davo
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    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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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    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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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    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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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    Just got back from Wal-Mart I bought Rubber repair kit patches and some cement wish should hold on perfectly.

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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    Hope it does the trick for you! Follow with an update.
    Davo
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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    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.
    It's held for a couple of years now
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: A hole in my Raft

    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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