Originally Posted by Bodge
Thanks for the reply spartacus.
I will have to look at the boat again to check the seam location.
The asking price is $250 Canadian dollars or 136 Pounds. At that price I would be willing to throw some time and money at it if I was reasonably sure about the seams holding up.
I've replaced the whole hull fabric on a C5, it's pvc and using the correct method there is no problem. Many years ago I posted the gluing method on ribnet so a search should pick it up. My tubes where welded but the hull to tube joint was a glued joint. The vintage was early 1990's.
The transom is a slightly different issue because you're using pvc adhesive to glue onto the transome finish, not pvc, so you're kinda using an inappropriate adhesive for the task and eventually it is likely to fail. It's probable that if you start over by cleaning everything back to bare materials, you'll get it back to as strong a joint as it was when new.
For info, the reason for replacing the hull was to reshape it to make the boat more seaworthy. I increased the height of the keel wood, particularly towards the bow, and made the new hull to suit. It worked very well and much improved the ride in bumpy seas. If you're doing a full hull replacement, I recommend it. It doesn't need much increase in keel depth so it's not entirely radical.