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Old 28-04-2010, 13:05   #16
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Originally Posted by knothead View Post
I use self amalgamating tape on rigging all the time, but the stuff I think John is referring to is something different. The stuff I'm thinking of is a lot stickier than the rigging tape. It just has to barely touch itself to stick.
I think you guys might be talking about either Scotch #23, which is like electrical tape size ( Scotch 33 is the best) but has a paper side you peel off, or a thicker, softer product called Scotchfil.

The thick, putty like stuff that is about an inch or so wide and a quarter inch ( roughly) thick, also has paper on one side, but is more malleable. Turns into called Scotchfil.

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Old 28-04-2010, 14:28   #17
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thanks; 'got the leak stopped! it might have been over kill to use MARINE TEX (for inflatables) but I didn't want to take any chances. and I glued a strip of bicycle inner tube over the leak. I was pretty conservative with the epoxy and avoided a big white mess but it was a relief to see that the trickle leak had stopped.

I tried RESCUE TAPE but the hull shape blocked me from getting anything completely around the shaft.

A big MAG LITE flashlight provided great illumination.

I was a little panicked and should've tried tightening the old hose clamp, but the bellows was visibly cracked and tightening probably wouldn't have helped.

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