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Dry Wear Latex Gasket Emergency Field Repair

Using Tear-Aid - Type A for latex gasket field repair

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

Tips for keeping your zipper in good condition and protecting it from damage.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Clean and Care for Your Inflatable SUP Board

Proper cleaning and maintenance will help prolong the life of your inflatable SUP board. Learn how to wash your SUP, protect it from UV light and repair common valve problems from the experts at NRS.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

This video shows how to clean and dry water shoes to head off odor. And if stinky shoes happen, we show how to eliminate it.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat

Step-by-step video instructions for cleaning and storing your inflatable.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Find and Fix Inflatable Boat Valve Leaks

How to troubleshoot and fix boat inflation valve leaks.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Fix a Pressure Relief Valve in a Raft or IK

Tips on fixing a leaky PR valve on your raft or IK.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Install an NRS Kayak Back Band

Installing a back band in your kayak is easy. In this video, the experts at NRS give you step by step instructions for removing your old seat back or back band and installing your new back band.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Install D-Rings and Footcups

NRS Repairs shows you the best ways to install D-rings and footcups and permanently glue them to Hypalon-, PVC- and urethane-coated materials

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Install Kayak Footbraces

This video provides easy step-by-step instructions for installing Werner Kayak Footbraces.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Install SUP Fins

Installing the fins on your stand up paddleboard is quick and easy. Just follow these simple instructions.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Maintain Your NRS Barrel Pump

Cleaning and lubricating the NRS Barrel Pump

Maintenance & Repair

How to Patch a Hypalon Boat

Video with step-by-step instructions for Hypalon repair.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Patch an Inflatable SUP Board

How to repair a tear or hole in inflatable SUP board made of PVC or urethane-coated material.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair and Replace a Military Valve

In this video NRS Repairs goes over all the steps for repairing and replacing military valves, including replacing a boot.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Dry Wear Gaskets

How to repair your own gaskets and make them last longer.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Leafield C7 Valve

Replacing the plunger, spring and rubber seal is a snap on the Leafield C7 Valve

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Neoprene

In this video, we show how to repair neoprene when it gets damaged. Dont throw that gear away; fix it!

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair PVC and Urethane Boats

In this video, the NRS Repairs Department goes over the step-by-step process for Repairing Boats finding the leak, preparing the surface of the patch and boat, applying the glue and rolling on the patch

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Waterproof Fabric

NRS Repairs guys show you how to repair waterproof fabric with some simple techniques for applying patches using Aquaseal or Seam Grip, two user-friendly adhesives.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Replace a Cataraft Nose Cone

This video shows you how to replace a cataraft nose cone if its in need of repair due to a nose cone leak.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Replace a Raft Valve

Here we show you how to replace a raft valve, using a doughnut patch to cover the incisions you make to remove the valves inner piece.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Transport an Inflatable SUP Board

Follow these simple suggestions to ensure that your inflatable SUP board safely makes it where you're going.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide

In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs shares an inflatable repair adhesives guide to help you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy

Maintenance & Repair

Kayaking Fundamentals: Basic Kayak Maintenance

As part of our Kayaking Fundamentals series, instructor Ken Whiting gives some good tips on taking care of your boat. Plastic kayaks are a good choice for low-maintenance paddling, but they too require a little TLC.

Maintenance & Repair

Leafield B7 and A7 Valve Repair

In this Quick Tips instructional video, the NRS experts show you how to repair your Leafield B7 and A7 valves quickly and easily.

Maintenance & Repair

303 High Tech Fabric Guard & DWR

Durable Water Repellent (DWR) for your Favorite Outdoor Gear.

Maintenance & Repair

303 Protectant

The most powerful UV-screening protection ever developed and the easiest way to prolong the life of your boat and your gear.

Maintenance & Repair

AIRE Inflatable Kayak Foot Brace Kit Installation Instructions

Instructions for installing AIRE Inflatabel Kayak foot braces.

Maintenance & Repair

Aquaseal/Cotol Instructions

Learn to repair your neoprene spray skirt, neoprene or HydroSkin apparel or gaskets with Aquaseal.

Maintenance & Repair

Care of Your Boating Gear

To get long service out of your boating gear, you have to know how to maintain it. This article gives valuable tips on taking care of your inflatables, neoprene items and dry wear.

Maintenance & Repair

Caring for Your Neoprene Gear

Rinse with fresh water any items exposed to the high chlorine content of pool water, right away after you get out. Wetsuit & Drysuit Shampoo has ingredients that neutralize chlorine and do a good job of cleaning the gear.

Maintenance & Repair

Carlson Barrel Pump Maintenance Information

Shop NRS for toluene, clifton and urethane adhesives for raft repair, inflatable boat repair, wet suit repair hypalon repair, punctured raft repair, and neoprene gasket repair.

Maintenance & Repair

Clifton Hypalon Adhesive Gluing Instructions

Learn to patch or add d-rings, footcups, or carry handles to your Hypalon raft with clifton hypalon adhesive

Maintenance & Repair

Clifton Urethane Adhesive Gluing Instructions

Learn to fix a tear or hole in your PVC raft or cataraft.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Care and Storage

Drysuits, drytops and dry pants provide excellent thermal protection when boating in cold water. They are some of your more expensive boating attire; taking good care of them protects your investment and ensures they're in good condition when you need them.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Checkup and Repair

Learn how to get your dry wear ready for colder weather.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Know How

Why has the waterproof-breathable drysuit become the go-to garment for those who want to keep boating when the water gets cold? The reason is right there in the name. It's a suit that covers most of your body, and it keeps the insulating layers you wear under it dry.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Repair and Care

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your drysuit.

Maintenance & Repair

Fitting Molded Oar Sleeves and Oar Rights

Preventing slipping of Molded Oar Sleeves and Oar Rights.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

Flexseal Tube Sealant

Learn to repair small leaks in inflatable tubes.

Maintenance & Repair

Gasket Replacement Instructions

Instructions for replacing and caring for latex gaskets on your drytops and drysuits.

Maintenance & Repair

Gasket Sizing

Gasket Sizing Chart to Determine Which Size Gaskets Will be the Best Fit.

How To Choose, Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

Gear Aid ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner

ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner is specially formulated to clean today's high tech fabrics. Ideal for all waterproof breathable garments.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Storage Ideas

Gear Storage Ideas Gear Storage Ideas; Putting your boating gear away until next weekend, or next year, there are steps you should take to protect your investment.

Maintenance & Repair

H2 Glue Instructions

Shop NRS for toluene, clifton and urethane adhesives for raft repair, inflatable boat repair, wet suit repair hypalon repair, punctured raft repair, and neoprene gasket repair.

Maintenance & Repair

Halkey-Roberts Valve Types

Information about the different types of Halkey-Roberts valves.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Care for Dry Wear

Care and cleaning of paddling dry tops, drysuits, dry pants, etc.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Check Dry Wear for Damage

Check on the condition of your drywear before the season starts.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Do a Preseason Raft Inspection

Better to find problems with your boat in your garage than on the river! Here are some tips for inspecting your raft or cataraft to make sure it's ready for the season.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Protect Your Gear From Saltwater

Tips for maintaining gear you use in and around saltwater.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair a Worn Spot on a Raft

Using Aquaseal to cover a worn spot on a raft or cataraft.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair an Oar or Paddle Blade

Repairing a broken oar blade with G/flex Epoxy.

Maintenance & Repair

Hypalon Repair Instruction

Learn how to make repairs to your Hypalon raft or cataraft tubes or your Hypalon raft floors. hypalon repair, punctured raft repair, and neoprene gasket repair.

Maintenance & Repair

Identifying Inflatable Boat Material

How to identify the type of material in your inflatable boat

Maintenance & Repair

Inflatable Boat Cleaner

An easy-to-use cleaner for both PVC and Hypalon® inflatables. Dirt, white oxidation, and diesel smudge will easily dissolve.

Maintenance & Repair

Inflatable Boat Material & Valve Reference Chart

Reference chart used to determine the correct material, glue and valves to use when repairing a boat from a specific manufacturer.

Maintenance & Repair

Leafield Valves

Information about the different types of Leafield valves.

How To Choose, Maintenance & Repair

McNett Seal Cement Adhesive

Industrial-strength neoprene cement.

Maintenance & Repair

McNett Wetsuit & Drysuit Instructions

Instructions for cleaning your wetsuit, drysuit, booties or gloves using wetsuit shampoo by Aquaseal.

Maintenance & Repair

Military Valves

Information about the different types of Military valves.

How To Choose, Maintenance & Repair

MiraZyme Gear Deodorizer

Destroys odors detergents can't reach. MiraZyme™ Gear Deodorizer is an environmentally safe no-rinse dip.

Maintenance & Repair

NRS Inflatable Boat Use and Care Instructions

Learn how to properly care for your raft, cataraft or inflatable kayak. Information about mounting a frame to your raft or cataraft, cleaning instructions and some repair information.

Maintenance & Repair

NRS Repair Department

We'll repair your latex drysuit or drytop gaskets and raft pumps.

Maintenance & Repair

NRS Shore Adhesive Cold Gluing Procedures

Shop NRS for toluene, clifton and urethane adhesives for raft repair, inflatable boat repair, wet suit repair hypalon repair, punctured raft repair, and neoprene gasket repair.

Maintenance & Repair

NRS Suggested Boat Repair Facilities

Each of the following repair locations do minor and major repairs on Pennel Orca, Hypalon & PVC boats.

Maintenance & Repair

Paddlesports Gear Repair

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your wetsuit or drysuit.

Maintenance & Repair

Quick Guide: G/flex Epoxy Adhesive

Guide to uses of this great repair adhesive.

Maintenance & Repair

Quick Guide: Rubber Boat Repair Adhesives

Helping you choose the best glue for Pennel Orca®, Hypalon®, and other rubber boats.

Maintenance & Repair

Quick Guide: Temporary Field Boat Repairs

Temporary repairs that can get you home.

Maintenance & Repair

Quick Guide: Urethane and PVC Boat Adhesives

Helping you choose the best glue for urethane and PVC boats.

Maintenance & Repair

Raft, Cataraft, Inflatable Kayak and SUP Board Valves

Replacement valve types for rafts, catarafts and inflatable kayaks.

Maintenance & Repair

Screw-Mounted Tie-Down Kit Instructions

Screw-mounted Tie-Down Kit for canoes and sea kayaks. A great way to add deck rigging to your sea kayak.

Maintenance & Repair

Stabond Adhesive Gluing Instructions

Learn to patch tears or holes in your PVC rafts or catarafts. hypalon repair, punctured raft repair, and neoprene gasket repair.

Maintenance & Repair

Summit Valve Identification

Identify the Difference between a Summit 1 and a Summit 2 Valve.

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Gaskets

How to take care of and repair your drywear gaskets.

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Zippers

How to take care of and repair your drywear gaskets.

Maintenance & Repair

That's the Rub

How to prevent and repair rub spots in inflatable boats.

Maintenance & Repair

The Sun and My Inflatable Friend (or Foe?)

Times when the sun does damage to you and your gear.

Maintenance & Repair

Usage Guide for Clifton Accelerator

Learn to patch or add d-rings, footcups, or carry handles to your Hypalon raft with clifton hypalon adhesive

Maintenance & Repair

Valve Know-How

Information on identification, maintenance and repair of inflatable boat valves.

Maintenance & Repair

West System G/flex Epoxy Adhesive

G/flex Epoxy is a toughened, resilient two-part epoxy that gives a superior waterproof bond to plastics, metals, fiberglass, masonry, glass and wet and difficult-to-bond woods.

Maintenance & Repair

Wetsuit Repair and Care

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your wetsuit

Maintenance & Repair

Zipper Care

Learn to clean and lubricate your wetsuit and drysuit zippers to help prolong their life.

Maintenance & Repair