NRS Pennel Orca Cataraft Repair Kit
Item: 37252.01 | Product Description »
- Repair parts are fitted in a water-resistant case, with gasket-lined lid.
- This kit is intended to give you the basics to make an emergency on-the-water repair. See the parts list in the Specs tab for the included items.
- Other items, such as Toluene and Clifton Hypalon Accelerator (sold separately), are recommended for more complete, long lasting repair jobs.
- If you do not have an NRS Pennel Orca boat, some of the items, such as the valve parts, may not work on your boat.
Sales on this product are final. It is non-refundable and cannot be returned to us. If you are at all uncertain whether this is the product you need, call 877.677.4327 for our expert advice.
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