Interesting Links and Related Information
Paco Pad Corner Condoms- a do it yourself guide
THE ULTIMATE HOT PACK!
Hypothermia is a serious threat. The ultimate hot pack is a product that every serious whitewater enthusiast needs. This amazingly simple light weight device could save your life.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF INFLATABLE BOATS
If you read this document, then your boat will last a long long time. Most dammage to inflatables happens durring transportation. JPW provides a bag to carry your inflatables in. As of summer 2001, these bags have changed in design. We now include two bags for the large cats, and one for the small cats. These bags are not to be used for clothes, or trash. If you use the bag for trash, and then put your boat back in, rodent dammage to your boat may result. For this reason we purposefully left waterproof closures off of these bags.
MAKING INFLATABLE REPAIRS
This link will take you to a site that deals with PVC, Urethane, Hypalon, and Neopreme remair. There is a section about interfacing PVC and Hypalon materials. There is a section about how to recoat the wear points on your PVC boat, and how to seal up a wire or a goat head puncture without a patch. Hypalon is a registered trade marked name and is a product of Dupont-Dow.
Welding Vs Glueing-
A technical analysis of why Welding is a superior method of manufacture. This includes some interesting comparisons between materials that are welded and those that are glued.
Latex sealant used to seal up inflatable boats.
Inland Marine makes this product that is a latex liquid that will seal small leaks in inflatable boats. It is tricky to use in some cases. However, we have had great success with it.
CATARAFT DRAFT VS LOAD
Capacity of a Cataraft is determined by how much weight you put on it and how far it can sink into the water with that required load. For instance: A Cataraft in the Grand Canyon can have a much larger load on it that a Cataraft on the Upper Animas, because the rocks in the Grand are deeper. Use this chart to make informed choices about the boat that you would like to purchase.
CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY
Please read our policy on Customer Service. It has important information about color choices, our Return Authorization Policy, and availability during certain times of the year.
INFLATABLE BOAT WARRANTY CARE AND MAINTENANCE
This information includes the standard inflatable boat warranty from Jack's Plastic Welding Inc. You may also down load and fax or mail the completed warranty verivication form that is on this page in the event that you did not get a warranty verification sheet when you purchased your boat from a dealer. Please read the National Paddle Sports Safety Warning Lable before using your boat. This lable is included here. Inflatable Care and Maintenance is a must read for anyone who is concerned about keeping their boat in tip top shape. Please remember that we now include a boat bag for every boat. Boat bags are designed to be used only to protect your inflatable durring transport. Do not use them for clothes, or for trash.
INFORMATION AND HISTORY ABOUT CATARAFT FRAMES
Read this if you would like to know more about cararaft frames. Remember that a Cataraft is only as good as its frame. There are different concepts and designs to consider.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY AS WELL AS YOUR BOAT
We are now stocking Super Salve products. They are incredible for protecting the human part of the boat. Lotions, Sun Screen, and Super Salve are all herb bassed, and they work. Many testimonials have come my way about how these products have healed, or protected boat people from the sun, dry skin, and the dreaded toe munge. If you go on a Grand Canyon Trip, you need Super Salve.
INFORMATION ABOUT INFLATABLE BOAT FABRICS
If you are having problems deciding what materials are best for inflatable boats you may want to read this information.
CUSTOM TUBE STYLES AND VARIATIONS WE PRODUCE WITH PRICES
Over the course of a year we have many customers who would like us to build custom tubes for small boats. The tubes on this list are not standard items, but they will give potential customers an idea of what is easily available. These tubes can be customized with d ring placment, or length easily. THEREFORE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INFLATABLE TUBES FOR ANY REASON, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS TABLE
RIVER AND STREAM FLOWS FOR THE ENTIRE NATION
This site has a map you can click on to get stream flow data for any river in the entire USA.
CATARAFTS WITH MOTORS
This site has some interesting information and pictures about our catarafts that have been outfitted with motors.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CATARAFT DEVELOPMENT
I wrote an article for Colorado Kayak Supply's 2002 catalog. I wanted to add a few things because there was limited space in the catalog, and I do not think that the whole story was told there. I still do not think that the whole story has been told. Perhaps some day I will finish the story. Jack
GOOP- HOW TO MAKE GOOP TO RECOAT AND DO MINOR REPAIR WORK.
Use THF and the coating off of your repair material to recoat the materail scrapes in an exact match of color. Purchase THF from our on line store. CLICK ON PRODUCTS THEN ON XTRAS
BOAT SPECIFICATION TABLE
This is a table that will help you decide which boat would be right for you. Use this table to compare JPW boats to other competitors boats.
IS MY BOAT HYPALON OR PVC
This link tells you how to determine what kind of glue will work on your inflatable boat. This question is ask of me many times each year.
WESTERN STATES SNOW PACK INFORMATION
Snow depth, water content, percent of average snow and lots of other usefull forcasting information for western rafters
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Current weather conditions with radar and moisture maps ect. Predicted stream flows. a great site.
STEPS FOR A GOOD INSIDE AND OUTSIDE PATCH AT THE SAME TIME
This should be read at the same time as it's companion topic "Making inflatable repairs". These two documents will help you fix any inflatable boat on the market today.
Stitches N' Stuff
Jan Schell Has been making mesh bags, floors, and other custom items for over 20 years. If you have a need for a mesh product, Cam straps, or any other custom item contact her at this web site.
HOW TO GET CUSTOM DRY BAGS DESIGNED
Go to this site to get information about how to get a DRY BAG desinged to fit those hard to fit items.
CUSTOM RAFT DESIGNS
Follow this link to look at customized white water raft designs that you will not be able to get any where else, because customers help design them.