Originally Posted by tottenham
Yeah done some research and im pritty sure its hypalon, I dont think PVC would last 28 years.
The boat for its age is in good condition, no patches or deep scratches and the seams look ok.
I only paid 800$ for the boat and trailer, the trailers worth 600$ alone. Thats bloody cheap being in Australia.
I only plan on using this for a couple of years as Ive never been in an Inflatable. This is like a tester I suppose. Better to spend 800$ on an oldy than 11500$ on a newy and not like it.
Thanks for your responses.
Someone traded in a near mint condition 1990 Zodiac Futura MK IIC two months ago with us... There's an early 80s Metzler Maya sitting in the "junk boat" pile that l it has is an air leak.
PVC can last, it just usually doesn't, or it's pretty well spent if it is that old.
Nonetheless, it is pretty easy to tell by feel if the boat is rubber or plastic. Hypalon turns to dust when you sand it, PVC just gouges (or melts if you use a dremel!).