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Old 13-06-2012, 04:58   #1
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Rescue Tape

Rescue Tape - this is great stuff and I recommend everyone have a roll on the boat!

I had a small leak the other day on the boat that the only way to completely fix is to haul out the boat. I tried a couple of things until I remembered seeing an ad for Rescue Tape. Even though in my mind the Rescue Tape wouldn't work I went to the store and got some. And dang if it didn't work! And my leak wasn't even an even shaped location, the tape just stenched around and held!
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Old 13-06-2012, 05:48   #2
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Yea, great stuff! I keep several rolls on hand in different colors.
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Rescue Tape is the bomb.
Always have a roll or two on board.
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Re: Rescue Tape

OK, have seen this stuff mentioned before and I think I know what it is and have some, just under a different name.

So is this like electricians tape but without the sticky, glue back? Pull it off the roll, stretch in around something and it sticks to itself?

If that's it, then yes I love it. Been using it for years and will not allow regular electricians tape on the boat.

Anyone know where the cheapest place to buy it? First time I found this stuff about 15 years ago it was about $20 for a smallish roll. Now find it for about half that for a slightly larger roll.
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At boat shows, they usually sell three rolls for $20 US.
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Anyone know where the cheapest place to buy it? First time I found this stuff about 15 years ago it was about $20 for a smallish roll. Now find it for about half that for a slightly larger roll.
I buy it at the Miami boat show, it's been $20 for 3 rolls for years, all colors available. It's more expensive on their website.

A yes, it's fantastic! Shelf life of 20 years. I used it to fix a leak in the pool plumbing where fixing it 'right' would be >$100 in parts. A couple of wraps, covered with 88 tape for UV protection, 5 years and still holding.
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Walgreen's sells it.
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Re: Rescue Tape

they claim you can fashion it into an emergency fan belt. Haven't tried it.
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I question whether Rescue tape is any better than your ordinary common self-amalgammating tape, at much cheaper cost
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I question whether Rescue tape is any better than your ordinary common self-amalgammating tape, at much cheaper cost

I don't know but the roll I got was only $10 so why screw around with something to save $1. And I probably used at least twice as much as I needed to and only used 1/10 of the roll.
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Re: Rescue Tape

After seeing some CF thread titles lately, this begs the question,
What is the smallest multihull made from Rescue Tape that you would sail in bluewater?
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I don't know but the roll I got was only $10 so why screw around with something to save $1. And I probably used at least twice as much as I needed to and only used 1/10 of the roll.
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After seeing some CF thread titles lately, this begs the question,
What is the smallest multihull made from Rescue Tape that you would sail in bluewater?
Can I attach my guns to a Mason anchor with rescue tape while single handling and navigating with my iPhone...on a Hunter?
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I question whether Rescue tape is any better than your ordinary common self-amalgammating tape, at much cheaper cost
I was kinda thinking they were the same thing under a different name, hence my previous question. So now I'm confused again. Is there a difference? Is Rescue Tape a brand name and not a slang term? I have been using self amalgamating tape under various brand names and haven't noticed any significant differences. Of course I haven't tried to make an emergency fan belt yet.
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Can I attach my guns to a Mason anchor with rescue tape while single handling and navigating with my iPhone...on a Hunter?
Would require at least two colors. I would recommend the red and blue. But if you are the parniod type get the white also!
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