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Shack Patching??

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I am sure that this has been posted before but I have some minor holes in my otter house and am wondering the best patches/methods to patch them up??

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I bought a canvas patch kit from the hardware store that comes with glue and material that I patched a clam house I had a few years ago. It still holding now from what I here. Very simple to use and cheap.

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I am sure that this has been posted before but I have some minor holes in my otter house and am wondering the best patches/methods to patch them up??

On my Eskimo lodge I e-mailed eskimo because I had a small hole my friend put in the shack. They sent me a patch kit for free. Also, it was nice since the colors matched. I found out it's about the easiest just to get a patch kit from the company.

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I'd call Otter directly, they may be able to help you out. Otherwise, their patch kit isn't very expensive if you do have to purchase it.

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Walmart has green canvas ($6/yd) almost identical to Otter green. I used this canvas and a hot glue gun to patch my Otter Lodge last year. It is still holding up well. Less than $10 to patch to large holes and several small holes from mice.

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Otter sells a patch kit specifically for their shacks. Should be at most stores that carry Otters.

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I agree with NCLaker. I bought a Cabin used and it had a couple holes. Bought the Otter patch kit. Matches the fabric and is very secure if you follow the directions. Comes with enough fabric to patch a ton of holes and the adhesive. I think it's under $10.

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Here's a link to the page on the Otter site that has them - Otter Patch Kits They're 8.95 plus tax/shipping. I've seen them at FF though so you could save the shipping if you wanted to.

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There is a product called tear-aid out there somewhere I got from a rep at a sport show a couple years ago and I use it on everything. I use it on my old hut, my boat seats in the summer and also on tarps and stuff. Great product and sticks really really good.

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I used the otter reapair patch with "sportsman's goop" for the adhesive. You will have to remove the tent from the portable and bring it inside to get it to the right temp. Use some wood or a brick to keep the faberic tight and compressed. Works great once it's done.

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I went to Joannes fabrics and got an iron on patch kit to fix my Frabill, worked great also and I think the iron on patches were less than 5 bucks

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Thanks everyone for your input. Too many options now.

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I've used a product called Tear-Mender with great success. You apply the liquid to both sides to be patched (Patch and tent), let it dry, and stick it on. Permanent and preforms well in sub-freezing temps.

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I went to Joannes fabrics and got an iron on patch kit to fix my Frabill, worked great also and I think the iron on patches were less than 5 bucks

That is a pretty creative idea. Can't get much easier than that.

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I know this will not help anyone up in Ely grin, but if you are in the Ramsey or Rogers area, Canvas Crafts will take care of them cheap. Do not quote me, but I thought around $5-$10 a patch. They matched the color of my shack and sewed them on nice. I had it back in about 2 days.

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