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303 High Tech Fabric Guard & DWR

Learn how to use 303 High Tech Fabric Guard and DWR to restore water and stain repellencey, resist soiling, and protect against the sun's harmful UV rays.

Maintenance & Repair

303 Protectant

Learn how to use 303 Protectant, the most powerful UV-screening protection ever developed, to prolong the life of your boat and your gear.

Maintenance & Repair

AIRE Kayak Foot Brace Kit Instructions

Instructions for installing the AIRE Inflatable Kayak foot braces kit into your kayak.

Maintenance & Repair

Aquaseal/Cure Accelerator Instructions

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

Maintenance & Repair

Beware the Rats: Protect Boating Gear from Rodents

How to protect your rafting and boating gear from mice, rats, and other rodents.

Maintenance & Repair

Care of Your Boating Gear

This article gives valuable tips on taking care of your inflatables, neoprene items and drywear so you can use it for a long time.

Maintenance & Repair

Caring for Your Neoprene Gear

With a little care and TLC, your neoprene paddling gear can last a long time. Read on for some tips and tricks to maximize the life of your neoprene.

Maintenance & Repair

Carlson Barrel Pump Maintenance Information

Find repair and maintenance information for Carlson Barrel Pumps (with both blue and green hoses) and hand pumps for inflating rafts.

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 Gluing Instructions.

Maintenance & Repair

Clifton Urethane Adhesive Gluing Instructions

Learn to fix a tear or hole in your PVC raft or cataraft with these Clifton Urethane Adhesive Gluing Instructions.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Care and Storage

Drywear is some of your more expensive boating attire; taking good care of it protects your investment and ensures good condition when you need it.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Checkup and Repair

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

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Latex Gasket Emergency Field Repair

Latex gaskets and socks on drywear are tough, but not indestructible. Learn how to make a field repair with Tear-Aid Repair Tape Type A.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Know How

The drysuits is your most versatile cold-water boating garment. Learn how it works and how to take care of if so you'll have it for years to come.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Repair and Care

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

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

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

Maintenance & Repair

DWR: You May Not Know It, But You Need It

How to renew the water repellency in your boating apparel.

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 inflatables using Flexseal, a two-part urethane-based sealant designed for Pennel Orca, Hypalon, neoprene and PVC.

Maintenance & Repair

Gasket Replacement Instructions

Learn how to replace and care for the latex gaskets on your drytops and drysuits with these detailed step-by-step instructions.

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 Aquaseal+NEO Contact Cement

Learn how to properly use and handle Gear Aid (formerly McNett) Seal Cement Adhesive, an industrial-strength neoprene cement.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Aid Revivex Pro Cleaner

Learn how to use Revivex Pro Cleaner, which is specially formulated to clean high tech fabrics. Ideal for all waterproof breathable garments.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Aid Wetsuit & Drysuit Instructions

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

Maintenance & Repair

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

Materials and instructions for working with H2 Glue, and adhesive for outfitting your kayak with minicell or ethafoam foams and paddings.

Maintenance & Repair

Halkey-Roberts Valve Types

Information about the different types of Halkey-Roberts valves.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Check Dry Wear for Damage

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

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 protect it from UV light and repair common valve problems.

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 Do a Preseason Raft Inspection

Better to find problems with your boat before hitting the river! Learn tips for inspecting your raft or cataraft to make sure it's ready for the season.

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

Learn how to fix a pressure relief valve, which protects your raft or IK floor from over-inflation, with this video from our NRS Repairs department.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Inflate Your Inflatable SUP Board

Learn how to inflate your NRS inflatable SUP and operate the valve and pressure gauge to ensure the board reaches, but does not exceed, optimal pressure.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Install an NRS Kayak Back Band

Installing a back band in your kayak is easy. In this video, we give you the step by step instructions for removing an old seat and installing a 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

The NRS 5" Barrel Pump is built to last, to get wet, and to get used. Watch this video from NRS Repairs on how to disassemble, clean, lube and maintain it.

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 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

How to repair an oar or paddle blade using our G/Flex Epoxy Adhesive, providing a strong bond that's much more flexible than other epoxies

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. Don't throw that gear away; fix it!

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair PVC and Urethane Boats

In this video, the NRS Repairs Department shows you the step-by-step process for repairing boats, finding the leak, rolling on the patch and more.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Waterproof Fabric

Learn 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

Hypalon Repair Instruction

Learn how to make repairs to your Hypalon raft, cataraft tubes, or your Hypalon raft floors with these detailed step-by-step instructions.

Maintenance & Repair

Identifying Inflatable Boat Material

How to identify the type of material in your inflatable boat

Maintenance & Repair

Inflatable Boat Cleaner

Learn how to use Inflatable Boat Cleaner, an easy-to-use cleaner for both PVC and Hypalon inflatables. Dirt, white oxidation, and smudges 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

Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide

This video helps you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy.

Maintenance & Repair

Instructions: NRS Shore Adhesive

Learn how to properly use and handle Shore Adhesive, a great one-part adhesive for Pennel Orca, Hypalon and other synthetic rubber-coated materials.

Maintenance & Repair

Instructions: Stabond Adhesive

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

Maintenance & Repair

Kayaking Fundamentals: Basic Kayak Maintenance

Kayaks are simple machines, but some basic kayak maintenance will make yours last longer. Ken Whiting gives some maintenance tips to take care of your kayak.

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

Leafield Valves

Information about the different types of Leafield valves.

Maintenance & Repair

Military Valves

Information about the different types of Military valves.

How To Choose, Maintenance & Repair

NRS Inflatable Boat Use and Care Instructions

Learn how to properly care for your raft, cataraft or inflatable kayak. We include basics about mounting frames, cleaning instructions and repairs.

Maintenance & Repair

NRS Suggested Boat Repair Facilities

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

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

G/flex is an excellent boat repair material that makes a tough, waterproof repair. In this quick guide, learn which version will work best for your repairs.

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

Learn how to make temporary boat repairs in the field by adding just a few pieces of equipment to your kit.

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

Revivex Odor Eliminator

Learn more about Revivex Odor Eliminator, an environmentally safe no-rinse dip. It destroys odors and is ideal for your paddlesports gear.

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

Summit Valve Identification

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

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Gaskets

Learn how to take care of and repair your drywear gaskets so they can give you years of trouble free use in your drywear apparel.

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Zippers

Learn how to take care of and protect your drysuit zipper with the right folding technique. Also, learn how to keep your zippers clean and lubricated.

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?)

Energy from the Sun, in the form of heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, can do great harm to you and your equipment. Learn to protect your rafting gear.

Maintenance & Repair

Usage Guide for Clifton Accelerator

Adding Clifton Accelerator to Clifton Hypalon Adhesive gives maximum strength for repairs, increases heat and chemical resistance, and shortens bonding time.

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 resilient two-part epoxy that gives a superior waterproof bond to plastics, metals, fiberglass and more. Add some to your repair kit.

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