Kayaking on the Hudson

Monday, March 28, 2011

Universal Kayak Repair Kit

The universal kayak repair kit consists of the following:
1 roll of duct tape
1 dry bag to keep the duct tape dry

Duct tape is like the “force” from Star Wars: It is light on one side, dark on the other, and it holds the universe together.  Kayaking is no exception to this rule.  I have used duct tape to patch a crack in the hull of my kayak, to tape a dry bag over an open hatch after losing my hatch cover and to patch a tear in a dry bag and a tent.  You can also use it to tape up injuries, broken rudder cables and just about anything else.  If you want to make your duct tape super effective, try adding these two items to your dry bag as well…

A camp towel – great for drying off your cracked kayak so you can get a good seal with the duct tape.

A multi-tool – (Leatherman) – great for tightening any screws that may come loose on your kayak.

The best part – duct tape now comes in several different colors, so you can get it to match our kayak!

See you on the water,
Don Urmston

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