Originally Posted by entropy
There is a 1986 black hypalon Achilles for sale not too far from me. The fabric looks brand new with virtually no wear. Despite that I'm concerned about the age of the adhesive and possible seam issues down the road.
I'm interested in opinions on this, especially from the repair guys on this site. Thanks.
Inspect the transom for rot.
Inspect the valve bases. They sometimes dry rot, which requires cutting the old one from the tube.
It is not usually for Hypalon/csm to develop creamer leaks from the seams with age. These leaks are usually very slow and can be sealed with internal sealant.