Patch-N-Go is a simple clear permanent patch tape that bonds well to the urethane coating on our packrafts. Repair times can be as short as 10 minutes from drying the damaged part of your boat to getting back in the river. Patch-N-Go is requires more prep than Tyvek tape, but offers a better looking and more long term repair.
We offer both a Patch-N-Go Kit and a 3-foot roll of Patch-N-Go repair tape. The kit comes in any easy to use waterproof plastic case and includes a 6-inch strip of Patch-N-Go repair tape and 2 alcohol swabs and a plastic scraper for prepping and finishing the repair. The roll is meant for long expeditions where you may need extra material or for sharing with friends to refill your Patch-N-Go kit.
Field Repair Notes
Uses – Patch-N-Go is a good option for a long term clear patch that you can apply in the field. It requires more prep work than Tyvek® Tape to get a functional patch, but it looks better and can be left on permanently.
Preparation – Surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from oil and contaminants. At home, you can use a lint free rag or brush with alcohol or acetone to clean the affected area. In the field, wipe down the area with an alcohol swab. Two swabs are included in the Patch-N-Go kit.
- For repairing small punctures – Use scissors to trim the patch material to size with rounded edges. The patch should extend at least 1-inch past the edges of the puncture. Press the patch firmly onto the affected area and use your thumb or the plastic scraper included in the Patch-N-Go kit to smooth out any air bubbles and firm up the bond.
- For repairing large tears – Use scissors to trim the patch material to size with rounded edges. The patch should extend at least 1.5-inches past the edges of the tear. Use Tenacious Tape® or similar to apply a backing to the tear. This will add strength to the patch and reduce the stress on the Patch-N-Go. Press the patch firmly onto the affected area and use your thumb or the plastic scraper included in the Patch-N-Go kit to smooth out any air bubbles and firm up the bond.
Removal – Even after a long time, you should be able to peel the Patch-N-Go adhesive off your boat. Apply light heat for sections that are stuck and clean up any residue with alcohol.