How do I find and repair air leak in an inflatable boat, kayak or raft?

If you are losing air pressure, (aside from pressure loss commonly caused by colder temperatures), check the boat over for air leaks. Air must to escape somewhere for air chamber to become soft. No magic here. The best tool to find air leaks is soap, shampoo or dish detergent mixed with water in a spray […]

The keel tube under the floor is skewed to one side. How to fix it?

Please follow these steps to correct positioning of the keel. 1. Deflate boat tubes. 2. Deflate and remove air floor. 3. Inflate keel and then deflate it while spreading it out evenly on both sides. 4. Insert air floor back and inflate boat tubes 100%. 5. Inflate air floor, then inflate keel.

What to do if inflatable boat gets accidentally punctured on the water?

First of all – do not panic. Most inflatable boats, rafts and kayaks have several air chambers, and if one of chambers gets punctured, the boat will stay afloat due to the buoyancy of the remaining air chambers.

Inflatable air chambers are separated by internal baffles that keep chambers separate in case of accidental […]

Inflatable Boat Repair for Damaged, Punctured, and Faded Hulls

Are you nervous about doing an inflatable boat repair job and wonder if your boat or kayak will still be seaworthy with a patched air chamber? Many people have the same doubts about inflatable boat maintenance that you do.Yet the reality is that a large puncture doesn’t mean the boat is a total loss. Even […]