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    Hole in raft: will it patch?

    Have the opportunity to inherit a raft. Problem is, it has a huge hole in it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes. Anything can be patched.
    I wouldn’t buy it, but it sounds like it’s free.
    Patch it and ride like the wind.

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    who died that hated you that much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Yes. Anything can be patched.
    I wouldnít buy it, but it sounds like itís free.
    Patch it and ride like the wind.
    I'd be buying the frame, trailer, seats, oars, and dry box, all for a more than fair price. The raft is just an extra.
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    who died that hated you that much?
    He ain't dead yet.
    And are ye saying shes fucked?
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    Please wear pants while attempting to patch it.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    that's not a hole. that's a tear. multiple tears actually and yer tear is crossing taped seams... gonna need an inside/outside patch at least, probably gonna need some stiches too. then the seam tape will need redoin'. more and better pictures will be needed for a proper diagnosis of needed repairs.


    where on the boat is this tear located?

    how many chambers does the tear cross?

    do the remaining chambers hold air reliably?

    how was this caused?

    how old is the raft?

    brand?

    pvc or rubber?

    how many other patches/pinhole leaks on this tub?

    do you have plenty of the right glue and patch material? (that shit ain't cheap and yer gonna need a bunch of it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    that's not a hole. that's a tear. multiple tears actually and yer tear is crossing taped seams... gonna need an inside/outside patch at least, probably gonna need some stiches too. then the seam tape will need redoin'. more and better pictures will be needed for a proper diagnosis of needed repairs.


    where on the boat is this tear located?

    how many chambers does the tear cross?

    do the remaining chambers hold air reliably?

    how was this caused?

    how old is the raft?

    brand?

    pvc or rubber?

    how many other patches/pinhole leaks on this tub?

    do you have plenty of the right glue and patch material? (that shit ain't cheap and yer gonna need a bunch of it)
    this is right under the front rocker.
    not sure on the chambers. i'll try to inflate it tomorrow and see.
    guy thought he could go over one of those water diversion things that ranchers put in. he could not. some of the dumbest shit I have ever heard.
    raft is 3 or 4 years old.
    NRS.
    pvc.
    no other damage on the raft. tears occurred on her 3rd trip.
    as far as repair materials go, I have none. like i said, not sure i'm gonna take him up on the offer. he also has a 13ft Avon that has been sitting for a few years. no damage or repairs. sounds like any potential repair of the NRS would be costly and time consuming so i'll probably just save up for the avon and buy it when i can.
    "somebody's gotta do it"

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    I would send it to NRS and for a few Hundy have a sweet raft


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    nrs should still be under their 10 year warranty. raft that young may be worth the repair. more pictures needed


    nrs authorized repair shops.

    https://www.nrs.com/learn/boat-repair-facilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    nrs should still be under their 10 year warranty. raft that young may be worth the repair. more pictures needed


    nrs authorized repair shops.

    https://www.nrs.com/learn/boat-repair-facilities
    gonna call the shop in missoula tomorrow and see what they say. thanks for guidance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Please wear pants while attempting to patch it.
    What? And miss another TR about gluing your scrotum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    I would send it to NRS and for a few Hundy have a sweet raft


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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    I would send it to NRS and for a few Hundy have a sweet raft


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    id save my monies or fix that and sell it for a driftboat
    cause nothin fishes better than a drifty
    period
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    id save my monies or fix that and sell it for a driftboat
    cause nothin fishes better than a drifty
    period
    Drifty ainít it on the beav. Raft is basically mandatory on a lot of the river.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    Drifty ainít it on the beav. Raft is basically mandatory on a lot of the river.


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    God dam SFB sure hates fishing out of rubber! The real answer is you need both!

    Iím on the same page as the others above. While I donít think NRS would warranty fix that at no-charge, a pro repair would probably get you many more years of good use, especially if itís not a daily guide rig. Look local, and if someone thinks they can fix it well, I wouldnít hesitate. Iím still running a Ď08 downriver hypalon boat with a couple pro patches from inflatable technologies down in Denver. While nothing the magnitude of what your looking at, the patches they did are now 10 years old and bomber. Rubber can last a really long time if you take care of it and donít leave it out in the sun all summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcmoriarty View Post
    God dam SFB sure hates fishing out of rubber! The real answer is you need both!

    Iím on the same page as the others above. While I donít think NRS would warranty fix that at no-charge, a pro repair would probably get you many more years of good use, especially if itís not a daily guide rig. Look local, and if someone thinks they can fix it well, I wouldnít hesitate. Iím still running a Ď08 downriver hypalon boat with a couple pro patches from inflatable technologies down in Denver. While nothing the magnitude of what your looking at, the patches they did are now 10 years old and bomber. Rubber can last a really long time if you take care of it and donít leave it out in the sun all summer.
    Both is the dream.
    I think I'm gonna give it a try. Hopefully Trail Head can get the thing right.
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