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Old 29 October 2013, 14:32   #21
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I can't imagine that it's that difficult. The user manual I've got has a pretty detailed set of instructions on the proper technique, if you have the right glue and materials.
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Old 29 October 2013, 19:56   #22
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If it's only one patch you should consider that you would spend at least $50 for glue kit. so it's a draw.
I patched my keel. Not that difficult just need to prep it right. Glue includes instructions.
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Old 30 October 2013, 12:09   #23
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Have you guys done your own patching? IBC is going to charge me $120-ish to do it.
Patching isn't hard although I think its hilarious they said that area was "fine" until you showed them it was leaking...

That's not too much more than you'll spend on materials:
patch itself - $8
2 part glue - $30
acetone or MEK - $15
brushes - $2

So ~ $50 - 55 in supplies plus an hour of labor. The glue will probably go bad before you could ever use the leftovers again. Its got a shelf life of a couple months once the can's been opened. I would do it myself but make sure you have a dry well ventilated space to work in. This time of year heat helps speed things along - but gets in the way of good ventilation.
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Old 30 October 2013, 12:42   #24
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Just noticed. This abrasion is right on the side of tube seam. Sticking correct size patch might be harder in this case.
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Old 02 November 2013, 12:34   #25
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I'm going to have IBC do it this time around as my garage is not heated.
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Any new progress, fellow FC470 owner?
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Old 24 December 2013, 11:06   #27
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Not much. The boat has been deflated and rolled up waiting to be delivered for repair. My "indestructible" and obscenely expensive mil-pro pump broke so I am going to take that in as well.
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Old 24 December 2013, 11:28   #28
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Not much. The boat has been deflated and rolled up waiting to be delivered for repair. My "indestructible" and obscenely expensive mil-pro pump broke so I am going to take that in as well.
Do you have any pic's of the pump mate?

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I can take some. The valve inside the inflate hole has fallen off and is rattling around inside the pump. I was unable to use it for deflation.
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Yes, it's not exactly boating weather right now.

My boat's tucked away in the garage waiting for warmer conditions next spring. I did recently snag another 6 gal Zodiac fuel bladder so I'll have a bit more range when I get out on the water again.
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