How to fix a leak on a boat – There are many different kinds of repair products on the market ranging from putty to epoxy to various kinds of tape. Which one do you need? Well, I’ve been a boater for 20 years and I guess you could call me a hopeless addict of doing it myself. I think I have every tool possible on my boat. So the idea of emergency repair tape was right up my alley. I bought the product at a boat show and thought to myself “This crap better work” and then I basically forgot about it. Finally an opportunity arose. The inevitable evil. I heard that unfriendly sound of water spurting inside the boat. I quickly traced the problem to a cracked bilge line. About half of the water was coming right back into the boat. Oh crap, time to try the Rescue Tape! Following the instructions, Then I followed the instructions carefully; I separated the liner from the Rescue tape as I wrapped, stretched the heck out of the tape and wrapped it continuously around the hose back and forth over the hole until I had used about half of the roll of tape. Truthfully, all I was hoping for was a temporary repair until I could get back to shore and replace the bilge hose. But I have to admit, it’s been almost 2 years and the stuff is still on there! Much to my amazement it has never leaked after making the repair. Rescue Tape saved me some money from not having to buy new hose, and, more importantly it saved me from spending a few hours running to the boat store and making the repair. Add this to the list of core products that this gearhead can’t live without.
Marine Repair Tape