You’re a responsible boat owner. We don’t have to tell you hat it’s important to be prepared for any and all emergencies. That’s never more apparent than when you’re out on a boat in the middle of the water and you need to ensure the safety of everyone on board.
But there might be a few considerations for emergency boat repair that you hadn’t considered. That’s why we’ve already put together an Emergency Repair Kit so you can handle cleaning and sealing at a moment’s notice. If you’re the kind of boat owner who truly wants to be ready for everything, here are four reasons you need this kit:
- Your hull needs repairing—even if the damage is underwater. A sudden gash or leak is not a fun thing to deal with as a boat owner. Even if you’re able to keep it under temporary control, you still have to deal with the prospect that your boat might take on water when you’re not around. You need to be able to seal off any leak on the spot—and that seal needs to hold. Our Emergency Repair Kit contains Life-Calk, which can be applied even underwater in emergencies. If you’ve built your own emergency repair kit without a product capable of creating an underwater seal, it might not be quite the quality kit you imagined.
- Patching needs to happen quickly. The Emergency Repair Kit also contains a polysulfide repair patch so that you can make the sealing happen quickly. When you’ve got a leak working against you, time is always a factor—you need to be on the spot with a big patch that requires almost no additional work other than application and sealing. Anything less than that and it might not be enough to keep your boat safe from damage.
- Application needs to happen quickly as well, which is why we’ve included an applicator for easy spreading and patching. If you don’t have a proper applicator, you still might be able to get the job done, but it won’t happen as quickly and as effectively without an applicator standing by. It’s a small detail, but sometimes in emergencies, it’s the overlooked small details that end up causing you the most amount of trouble.
- You never know when water damage is going to be an issue, which is why we also include a sealing tube for this kit to keep water out until you need these products. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use it, which is why the overall emergency kit is portable and small. But if you do have to use it, it’ll be ready at a moment’s notice.
Even though these are four compelling reasons to keep the kit handy, remember: it’s not enough to simply keep the Emergency Repair Kit nearby. Like a First-Aid Kit, you also have to know how to use it. Make sure you brush up on some basic boat sealing techniques so that if disaster strikes, you’ll be ready to spring into action.