Originally Posted by Solent Bombard
Well going to have to be a while before I can fully inflated pictures as the boat has ripped a floor strap out.
So going to have to get that repaired first.
Will see if I can get the other straps reinforced as well to try and prevent it happening again.
You can get replacement straps and toggles from Inflatable Boat Supplies in Essex (IBS Boat Supplies
). They're not particularly expensive but only come in packs of 4 and shipping from Bombard in France is a bit pricey (around £20). Some 2-part adhesive and a tin of MEK isn't much (and should probably be in your toolkit anyhow, along with some spare patching material) and the job is easy, if a bit smelly and sticky.
Quite a few of the straps and buckles on my 420 were either going or bad replacements (half the buckles were on back-to-front so the strap wouldn't lock and some of the straps were too narrow). I've attached the parts drawing - it's for the 420 but buckles and straps will be the same I think.