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* Some marine boat repair companies may be willing to do repair work on larger boats such as an OC6. Yacht storage and service companies may also have capable fiberglass\carbon\kevlar repair personnel.




Bailer Leaks

  • Discussion with particular information about replacing a DeBrito drain gasket - video, template, material source
  • DeBrito insert that turns bailer into Venturi style. Insert can be easily uninstalled also.

Body Leaks

Finding OC Leaks

Drying Interior

Major Repair



We hope you find a paddle lock solution that is a littlle less hard edged than this one:


photo: Jonathan Rincon Lopez video



These guys do an amazing job staying upright and getting to a beach after losing their rudder:

Minor Repairs/Small Parts

Repair Professionals

  • If you do not have anyone in your area who specifically works on your type of boat, yacht repair shops may be another option, particularly for straight forward patch and paint jobs.
  • If you want to increase the likelihood that everything gets done to your specifications, it is not a bad idea to provide a written list/description of your repair request(s) possibly with photos for the repair shop that you wind up hiring.

Pacific Northwest

  • Columbia Gorge And Portland, OR
    • JD Davies - Can advise on boats, equipment, repair options, demos and keep an eye out for used boats for sale. Large OC & surfski sales/distributor for Pacific Northwest, located in Carson, WA. spends winters in warmer climes, summers in Gorge
    • Phil - Vancouver, WA area, Sam Taylor reports: “has extensive experience and does great work. I've used him for repairs and refurbishment for the college rowing program I coach (ed. note - Lewis & Clark U. Portland) and the boats come back looking like new- he's also done work for some local ski paddlers and outrigger clubs. Great workmanship, great guy, fair prices…”
  • Vancouver, BC


  • Local Dive Shops - can usually either repair or recommend a repair shop
  • Most Manufacturers offer repair services for their own gear
  • Generic Repair Services (repair multiple brands)
  • DIY - if you want to do it yourself. There are how-to videos on NRS and Youtube (lots of them). Replacement gaskets can be ordered from NRS and other sources.

From The Beverly Hillbillies

Cousin Pearl Bodine: “Jethro, I told you to get rid of them worn-out brakes.”

Jethro: “I did Ma. That's how come we ain't got none.”

repair.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/20 14:02 by preavley