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ALASKA RAFT AND KAYAK TRIP ASSISTANCE TOUR LOGISTICS AND EXPEDITION SUPPORT

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION RAFT AND KAYAK SERVICES 

ALASKA'S BEST RAFT, CATARAFT, KAYAK, CANOE, PONTOON,   SPORTBOAT AND RIGID HULL  INFLATABLE BOAT  REPAIR SERVICE

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. presents boaters in the 49th State with a better qualified, more comprehensive inflatable boat repair service in Anchorage, Alaska.  Our state-of-the-art, spacious, organized repair facility with heated-slab flooring offers our customers the finest in skilled repair services and most comprehensive range of repair or accessory products. Additional services include tailored Do-It-Yourself home repair instructions with support, plus proven field-based guidelines for all inflatable boat owners.  We combine first-rate customer service and follow-up with genuine Alaskan expertise, top materials, up-to-date tools, in modern clean workspace to repair your inflatable boat damages as well as add or custom build new accessories to non-bailing rafts, self-bailing rafts, catarafts, kayaks, canoes, pontoons,  float-tubes, camping mattresses, packrafts motorized sportboats, and RIBs. --- All makes and models.

   

Early spring, summer, into late fall boating season in Alaska is 4 months… any minor or major damage to your inflatable boat is untimely, disappointing, and costly if it leads to something unsatisfactorily less than seaworthy, potential fallibility, or trip cancellation expenses.  It is a good idea trying to address any maintenance or repair issues before spring! Good to know ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION customer service, accoutabilty, timeliness, and professional quality is open year round.  The long winter months of seasonal down-time can be the perfect opportunity to get your inflatable in to us for a visual/hands-on inspection, comprehensive repair estimate, and professional repair or customization job.

We are experienced statewide Alaska boaters routinely operating on wilderness rivers, lakes, and seas through our statewide fully-guided tours in addition to outfitting and maintaining Alaska's most up-to-date, best organized, fully-featured, Do-It-Yourself inflatable rental fleet.  ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. completely understands the significance and value of getting your boat back on water with minimal time loss while protecting your investment at a fair price.

   

Please give us a call 907-250-2271 & 907-891-1093 or send us an email.  We will assist you on any inflatable repair or boat accessorizing/custom needs.  Please recognize that the most accurate repair assessment is through a complete hands-on, attention to detail examination at our repair facility.  Thorough inspection at our shop includes identifying the boat manufacturer, year of production, air retention, types of fabric, valve leaks, seam leaks, pin-hole leaks, rips, tears, cuts, punctures, chambers, baffles, fabric wear (like abrasions, UV damage, mildew/mold, dry-rotting, or delaminating), warranty questions, as well as other maintenance issues such as transom refurbishing or replacement.  We will provide prompt, professional detailed quotes for any repairs.

When choosing ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. to professionally repair your inflatable, our general inspection fee is waived.  We are extremely thorough… highly organized to properly manage/expedite your particular project saving you time and money, without delays, or adding hidden costs.  You can stay plugged-in to your repair status by following your boat’s progress on our updating FACEBOOK PAGE.

NOTE:  Estimates for more complex repairs, such as inner chamber baffles and I-beams are difficult to see without making a more revealing incision to the inflatable boat.  'Previously Painted' boats receiving our special Armor-Coatings typically see more preparation labor, while sanding atop an old sanded repair surface can result in minor nicks to  base-cloth.

 

Services include:

 

Repair Inspection and Estimates

D-Ring & Handle Installation

Urethane Coatings

Hypalon & Neoprene Rubber Repair

Foot-Cup Installation

Urethane Logo-Works

PVC & Urethane Plastomer Repair

Lacing Self- Bailing Floors

Digital Photo Documentation

Valve Replacement or Repair  

Custom Fabrication

Fabric Cleaning & UV Protecting

Tear, Rip, & Puncture Repair

Boat Assembly & Disassembly

Repair Kits (Materials & Glues)

Seam Repair

Pickup & Delivery

Do-It-Yourself Repair Instruction

Bulkhead Repair

Custom Rowing Framework

Winterizing Service

Accessory & Component Repair

Transom Recondition& Repair

Certified Re-Sale Inspection

   

Super-rugged, 2-part Urethane Armor-Coatings on inflatable boats is our premiere repair Service.  These extremely durable, flexible coatings are for armoring boat fabrics, chafe protection, patch-free pin-hole repairs, tapeless seamwork, and beef up accessory instalation.  Our specialty urethane coating applications will craft enduring repairs, substantially shield damages to factory fabric, bring many boats back to life, and significantly protect an investment adding considerable life-span to your inflatable boat. We don't take any shortcuts... laying out the project (repair - accessory - customization), properly cleaning  and preparing surfaces, applying and properly curing adhesives or primers, mixing 1:1 ratio Part A and Part B Flex-Tuff, in addition to designing custom pigments for that made to order color.

Transom refurbishing and replacement is another specialty inflatable boat repair service. While we can work with wood refurbishing or complete replacement... Installing Synthetic Fiberglass and Plastic transom replacements are stronger, much more water and weather proof, up preformance, and last the lifetime of the Sportboat.  Yes - this is a major repair... but why not protect that outboard engine investment hanging from the back of your Achilles, Avon, or Zodiac for the lifetime of the boat.  We also make and install sportboat thrust-boards and bow-boards.  Newly offering creative seating modifications, custom raft or canoe motor mounts, and custom-design oar stand replacements.

Our Aluminum and Steel Rowing Frames can be made to order.  Many choose the break-down Aluminum frames that go from light-weight, compact day-frame to multi-day expedition or fishing frames using compatible, easy to assemble components.

We go about these particular projects with an emphasis on:
1.) Project layout (repairs, customizations, or accessorizing)
2.) Quality Air Tooling
3.) Thorough Fabric Surface Cleaning and Preparation
4.) Attention to Detail and Sequencing
5.) Selecting and Combining proper adhesives, primers, pigments for coating applications
6.) Monitoring curing processes in a state of the art heated slab facility
7.) Responsible Safety Measures (ie. ventilation, fire suppression, multiple entry & exit, eye protection, familiarity w/ MSDS.)

It is critical to get the job done right from get go and the first time around!!!

Some of the coating projects we have in house currently:

-  Repair to custom, comercial SEAHAWK RIB collar... WORK IN PROGRESS

- Armor-coat protection on RIB collar floor and pin-hole repairs on Achilles HB-100... WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Sealant Repair to ZODIAC ZED ... WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Sealant Repair to METZELLER ... WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Extensive Bear bite and claw damages with clean-up to a guides unattended 14' NRS OTTER SELF-BAILER --- Winter storage with water and mud left inside - YUK... WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Fiberglass Transom replacement, installing Tow-rings D-Rings, two custom removable seats, pin-hole repair, Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes plus seam-lines including cones)on Achilles S110 Sportboat...WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Installing 4 heavy-duty D-rings for row frame on new Achilles SG-156... COMPLETED

-  Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes plus seam-lines including cones), Keel refurbishing, and full inspection on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... WORK IN PROGRESS

-  Armor-coat protection on entire floor older model NRS Non-Bailing Raft... COMPLETED

-  Full transom removal, OEM refurbish, refinnish, and replacement.  Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes) and repairing pin-holes on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... COMPLETED

-  Pin-hole repairs, 2 rear cone reconstructions, and 2 rear cone armor coatings on a PVC ZODIAC GT C II... COMPLETED

- Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes plus seam-lines) and repairing pin-holes on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... COMPLETED

-  Custom urethane repair to seam-lines and  pin-holes on a 15' Maravia Willowa drop-stitch floor self-bailer Raft used by the U.S. Air Force... COMPLETED

- Constructing indestructible, easy to clean, fast drying, quick removable, and maintainable seating for a DeHaviland Beaver single engine aircraft... COMPLETED PENDING FAA CERTIFICATION REVIEW

- Coating 10 self-inflating thermal camping mattresses like 'Thermarest' into raft pads producing a lighter-weight, more packable 'Paco-pad' (provides great flooring for a PackRaft)... EXPERIMENT IN PROGRESS

- Constructing indestructible, easy to clean, fast drying, quick removable, Float Bumper Protection single engine Super-Cub aircraft float tips... COMPLETED PENDING FAA CERTIFICATION REVIEW

- Custom coating #s on sweveral extra-large, heavy-duty PVC Dry-Bags to provide permanent identification for river bags)... WORK IN PROGRESS

- Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes plus seam-lines) and repairing pin-holes on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... COMPLETED

- Exotic Hardwood Thrust Board replacement, full inspection, minor detail patching, and valve replacement on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... COMPLETED

- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Armor-coat protection on entire floor (wraping to side strakes plus seam-lines including cones) and full inspection on a 16' ZODIAC GR III... COMPLETED

- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Armor-coat protection on entire floor, installing heavy-duty D-rings for frame, seam coatings over seam-tapes, and full inspection on an AVON REDSHANK RAFT... COMPLETED

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ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION
1120 East Huffman Road PMB # 537, Anchorage, Alaska, 99515 United States of America
Tel: (800) 616 - RAFT Fax: & Tel: (907) 250-2271
Email:
alaskaraftconnection@gmail.com