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Old 13-04-2017, 01:44   #1
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Repair wrap

Has anyone used this, does it work or is there any other product with the same function that you can recommend.
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Old 14-04-2017, 05:35   #2
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Re: Repair wrap

ď... The company, however, is careful to warn that it wonít work on every break (so donít throw out that roll of duct tape yet). It isnít meant, for example, to serve as a patch since the tapeís strength is formed from being able to bond to itself, layer by layer ...Ē

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Old 14-04-2017, 07:04   #3
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Re: Repair wrap

Haven't used that product but have used JB Weld-reinforced fibreglass tape a couple of times with great success. Started with a 'temporary' repair of the broken nipple that connects the exhaust manifold to the riser while sitting several miles off the entrance to Moreton Bay in Australia. It worked so well that it is still there years later. Also fixed a split in the housing for the fresh water pump on the mighty Westerbeke (part was not available and was told that cast iron does not weld well). Easy to do if a bit messy. Glop on the JB Weld and then wrap with f/g tape, then cover over with more JBW, Then paint if you are into the niceties.
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Old 14-04-2017, 09:18   #4
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Re: Repair wrap

I keep a roll of that on the boat for emergencies. Seems like a good idea, but have not had a need to use it yet.
In theory it sets pretty quick, and would be good for ruptured hoses or fittings.
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I just went through the website, and they also sell a patch that is recommended for boat hulls.
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