Silicone tape for temporary marine repairs – There are many different kinds of repair products on the market ranging from putty to epoxy to various kinds of tape. Which one do you need? Well, I’ve been a boater for 20 years and I guess you could call me a hopeless addict of doing it myself. There isn’t much I won’t attempt to fix myself. That’s why I was so excited to try Rescue Tape. I bought the product at a boat show and thought to myself “I hope I never need this” and then I basically forgot about it. Finally an opportunity arose. You know what I’m talking about. I noticed the hum of the bilge pump staying on a little longer than it should. Uh oh. I quickly traced the problem to a cracked bilge line. And there was the hose with a crack between one of the ridges and water flowing out. Oh crap, time to bring out the Rescue Tape! Following the instructions, Then I followed the instructions carefully; I separated the liner from the stretchy tape as I wrapped, stretched the heck out of the tape and wrapped it continuously around the hose back and forth over the hole until I had used about half of the roll of tape. Truthfully, all I was hoping for was a temporary repair until I could get back to shore and replace the bilge hose. But I have to admit, it’s been almost 2 years and the stuff is still on there! It never failed that whole time. Rescue Tape saved me some money from not having to buy new hose, and, more importantly it saved me from spending a few hours running to the boat store and making the repair. This product should be on every boat.
Marine Rescue Tape