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One Man Raft Kickboat: An Inflatable Raft Better Than A Drift Boat

The best kickboat raft on any river or lake for Total Access!


Raft & Inflatable Boat Maintenance

Make your raft investment last more than a lifetime.

The Water Strider kickboat raft is a tough piece of equipment but to keep things in good order for years to come it's best to make sure your Water Strider kickboat and your other rafting equipment is clean and dry before you put it away for the winter or when storing the equipment for an extended period. 303 Protective Spray is great to use when you clean and dry your Water Strider raft. Wash it with warm water and soap using a sponge. After it's dry spray it down with 303 Protective Spray and polish it with a clean, soft towel. If you float a lot it's a good idea to clean your Water Strider periodically during the floating season. 303 also provides excellent UV protection.

NOTE: 303 Protective Spray will polish and make the raft fabric slick so don't put it on the inflatable seat area when polishing or you will slip around when you sit down.  We don't want you slipping our of your Water Strider!


303 is THE LEADER in UV screening technology and 303 Protectant really is like "SPF 40 Sunscreen ... For Your Stuff." Regular use of 303 Aerospace Protectant can reduce UV caused slow-fade by up to 100%. No other protectant beautifies as intensely, protects as powerfully or lasts as long.

Item Name: 303 Protectant Spray - 16 oz.
Shipping weight: 2 lbs.
Price: $15.95


Note:  303 Protectant Spray makes the Water Strider raft material really slick.  Dave recommends NOT spraying your air ride seat or backrest.  We don't want you sliding out of your Water Strider!

Item Name: 303 Protectant Spray -
2 oz. oz.

Shipping weight: 1 lb.
Price: $3.95


Simply spray on and wipe off. Light rubbing might be necessary. The perfect system to clean your Water Strider before you use the 303 Protective Spray. A clean boat handles easier and floats faster.

A 303 colloid cleaner product is completely people-safe. With it, there are no effects from over exposure. There are no special storage requirements. 303 colloid cleaners are non-hazardous, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-explosive, non-fuming, non-caustic and 99% biodegradable.

303's colloid cleaners clean: Walls, wall coverings, tile, floors, sports equipment, doors, desks, counters, tables chairs, office equipment, railings, woodwork, bathroom walls, sinks, tubs, light fixtures, plastics, cars, trucks, boats, planes, degreases motors, bilge's, machinery, equipment, ovens, stovetops, hoods, filters, refrigerators, freezers, garage floors, fabrics, upholstery, carpets. It is a hand cleaner, it deodorizes and cleans pet stains from carpets and it is safe for anything water will not damage.

Item Name: 303 Boat Cleaner
Shipping weight: 2 lbs.
Price: $9.95


Directions for application & additional information on cleaning vinyl.
PATCH KIT While it's unlikely you'll ever need to patch your Water Strider raft during normal use, every kickboat comes with a patch kit.

In case you need a replacement patch kit they're available here.

Item Name: Patch Kit
Shipping weight: 1 lb.
Price: $22.95

® repair patches contain a high
performance adhesive pre-applied to a rugged polyurethane backing that allows a tear to recover under pressure.  These revolutionary new patches have some of the most advanced adhesives produced.  TEAR-AID® repair patches have excellent durability against puncture, moisture, saltwater, sunlight and temperature.
  • Holds air under pressure even when stretched

  • See-thru patch works with all colors

  • Conforms to irregular surfaces

  • Won't turn gummy in high heat

  • UV resistance inhibits discoloring

  • Cuts easily to any size with scissors

  • Won't pull off when stretched

Great for raft repair, waders, tents, air mattresses, tarps, you name it!  Dave says" This is the best all around patch kit I have ever used."

Each TEAR-AID® Repair Patch Kit contains one 3 inch x 12 inch patch (cuts with scissors to any size), one 7/8 inch x 7/8 inch patch, one 1 3/8 inch x 1 3/8 inch patch, 36 inches reinforcement filament and two alcohol prep pads.

Type A is for repairs on most fabrics:  Canvas, Rubber & Neoprene, Most Plastics, Nylon, Fiberglass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Non-Oiled Leather, Sunbrella®.  Use Type A for raft repair.

Item Name: Tear-Aid Type A Repair Kit
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Price: $8.95

Type B is for repairs on Vinyl and Vinyl-Coated
Materials only.

Item Name: Tear-Aid Type B Repair Kit
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Price: $8.95


Torn Canvas

Peel and Stick

Repair is Complete



See the complete instructions
here in Adobe Acrobat PDF.


Kirch's Kwik Patch Emergency Watercraft Repair Kit

Varied of thickness available
Ultra Violet resistant
Abrasive resistive
No cure time
No messy liquid adhesive to dry up
Minimum surface prep
No shelf life
Excellent adhesive strength

Repairable Materials:

The Kwik Patch Emergency Repair Kit includes:

  • 10"X3” patch material.
  • 2 alcohol cleaning pads
  • 1 plastic tool.
  • 1 Instruction sheet
  • Waterproof container for storage

Item Name: Kirch's Kwik Patch Repair Kit
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Price: $8.95

Click here for Instructions for
Patch-N-Go Repairs.



The Quickest fix ever! Emergency Watercraft Repair

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