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Old 12 February 2018, 05:15   #1
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End cone repair

I have an older hypalon Zodiac roll-up boat. The boat has an air leak where the pvc end cone is attached to the fabric. I understand this is not an easy repair.
I would like to undertake it myself.

Has anyone come across a video or other type of instructions that explain how to do this type of repair?
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If the hypalon material has detached, then it may be as well to simply renew the end cone too given the work involved. I've seen a few that have been worse for wear with cracks, etc. I've repaired a PVC zodiac and it was relatively straight forward with the right preparation and ambient temperatures.

More details here: Zodiac GR 2 repairs
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Cone Repair

That's the area I have to repair. My boat is hypaplon.
If I apply pressure with my thumb on the cone at about 10:00 o'clock and about 1" beyond the grey fabric, I can actually stop the leak.

It would be nice if there was a youtube video of a repair. I guess I have to take the thing apart at the cone and reassemble it.
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That's the area I have to repair. My boat is hypaplon.
If I apply pressure with my thumb on the cone at about 10:00 o'clock and about 1" beyond the grey fabric, I can actually stop the leak.

It would be nice if there was a youtube video of a repair. I guess I have to take the thing apart at the cone and reassemble it.
Pull it apart. Temporary repairs are no use given the pressure it will be under which from memory is around 240 millibars for sponsons.
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