1. please cut out the defective/leaking valve carefully and as close to the valve as possible.
Small commercial scissors are recommended for this purpose.
2. clean and degrease the area to be repaired generously with, for example, petroleum ether or acetone.
3. in order to glue on the new valve, we recommend that you make a template in advance.
The round template should have a diameter of 12.5-13 cm. 4.
4. place the stencil in the centre of the cut-out and draw the circle.
5. brush the drawn area on your PackRaft and the patch of the new valve with glue.
(Note: the glue used should be suitable for PU materials. We recommend the PVC/PU glue from Saba (article number: A001221). 6.
6. let the glue dry well (the recommended glue needs for example a drying time of 45 minutes to 1 hour)
Now heat the patch and the glue spot on the boat and press the patch with valve as centrally as possible onto the glue spot of your raft.
Important: When positioning the patch, make sure that there are no edges without glue.
If you are the owner of an older nortik PackRaft model (before 2019), we recommend that you also seal the mouth valve in the course of replacing the valve. To bring the boat up to operating pressure afterwards, you will then need the mouth valve adapter (item number: A002290).
1. also cut out the mouth valve
2. cut out two circular patches that are at least 1.5 cm larger than the hole you cut out
3. draw the patch in the middle of the hole
4. apply glue (also to the inside of the boat) using the larger hole of the main valve.
5. now glue a round patch on the inside of the boat and let it dry
6. now you can stick the new valve and the second patch at the same time.
Your boat is now up to date.