Alum canoe repair

I have an older Sportpal canoe that is made of aircraft aluminum. A tree branch fell on it an pucnhed a small tear 1" in it. Any idea what I can use to repair it.

Duct tape for now. If you want a long
lasting repair, you would either have to find an aluminum welder, or use fiberglass and West epoxy to patch the hole.

Duct tape has advantages. And you can find stronger tapes to use.

Try this

I used a fiberglass repair kit I brought
from Wal-Mart. It’s been 5 years, still no leaks. It was easy to do and the kit had everything I needed.