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Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8"

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Raft valve doughnut patch for replacing Leafield Valves. Patch diameter = 8 3/8", inner hole = 1 1/4".

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  • Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8"

    Q:

    Can I use this on an I-beam floor to replace an antiquated military valve boot?
    Asked on 4/7/2014 by NightVision from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, you can use this patch and valve to replace any old valve and boot. I
      assume that an I-beam is an inflatable keel.
      I put 5 of these valves and doughnut patches in my 30 year old inflatable.
      Don't forget the wrench and valve adaptor.
      See this smaller patch and C7 valve easier to work with.
      http://search.defender.com/?expression=leafield+valve&x=0&y=0

      Answered on 4/9/2014 by john from PHill,CA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This is a hypalon material. If your boat is made with hypalon or another synthetic rubber material (which I suspect will be the case in a boat with military valves) you can glue these on with Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 38701.01. Take a look at this video to see how - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AkshJaBhNR4

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      What type of material? If compatible and fits area should be able to use sta-bond to bond the two and c-7 valve.

      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Waflyfisher from tacoma
  • Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8"

    Q:

    Is this hypalon or PVC? My boat is hypalon, so if these are PVC is there any way I can make them work?
    Thanks
    John
    Asked on 4/5/2013 by jwinco from Boise, ID

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My boat is not PVC but I am not sure if it is hypalon either. It is a Headwaters boat. The patches worked out great with the glue and are holding up to the whitewater. Definitely wait the time period on the instructions before applying the patch. I set one too soon and it didn't come out as well as the second one, (I waited longer).

      Answered on 4/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hypalon. Good stuff.

      Answered on 4/5/2013 by Big Tall Jason from California
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      These are hypalon. Read about Pennel Orca here - http://www.nrsweb.com/tech_talk/pennel_orca.asp

      Answered on 4/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They are hypalon. I used them on my neoprene DIB and they worked great - should be perfect for your boat - just make sure you buy the right adhesive.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, these rings work with Hypalon. I used a couple when completely
      replacing the valves on a VERY old Avon Redcrest Hypalon dinghy. Despite
      my amateurish job, the boat doesn't leak. Recommended.

      Answered on 4/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      John,
      I believe Pennel Orca is the NRS equivalent of hypalon.
      Greg

      Answered on 4/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Wow. Kinda strange that I got this email out of nowhere? I guess it must be a result of my purchase of these 2+ years ago?
      I used these on an old Campways (Riken) Hypalon boat and they worked fine. They are not plastic coated.
      See NRS' own website: http://www.nrsweb.com/tech_talk/pennel_orca.asp
      Good luck!

      Answered on 4/8/2013 by Wayne from Glendale, AZ
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        2.0

        Looks good but hard to install

        By john

        from PHill,CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use
          • Easy To Have Leaks

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            Comments about Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8":

            used for replacing air valves
            difficult to glue without having air leaks

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            4.0

            works great

            By swp

            from Albuquerque

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good cleanly cut boot

            Cons

            • Wish nrs made dark grey

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8":

              Good stout stuff. I used the back of the boot to match my Avon. Not possible with d-ring patches.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Used to replace Military style valves.

              By Wayne

              from Glendale, AZ

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                    Comments about Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve - 8 3/8":

                    I cut out the old Military valves, and glued the doughnut over the hole. I made a larger ring out of some boat material I had, and glued the edge of the doughnut down again. Replaced the valves with Leafield C7's. The only thing that would have made this conversion better, would have been to put another doughnut on the inside of the tube, but it worked very well, and I had my dose of Tolulene for the year! 8 days on the Green, and I never added air to my boat.

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