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Old 29 June 2010, 12:59   #1
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First boat questions

Hello chaps, I've just bought my first boat, and I hope to pick your mighty brains! Its a Barrus GB310.



Its quite an old boat and some of the Hypalon is pealing/cracking off. Should I patch these parts or can I buy a paint to use over it?




My real problem though is one that came about through over enthusiasm, I've broken one of my valves. I over tightened it and it snapped.



Does anyone recognise it? Anyone know where I could get a replacement?



What it looks like in the boat.



Whats left after its been taken out. Its a moulded hard rubber socket and the valve screws into it. I don't think I'll be able to stick any other type of valve in there.



Any help that can be thrown my way is going to be hugely appreciated, I'm dying to get out on the water!
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Old 29 June 2010, 16:32   #2
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well done on getting a boat...

For the valve ... try www.ibs-boats.co.uk

I would patch those areas of the tubes that are damaged.

There is loads of help and advice on this forum if you search through the threads.

Good luck
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Old 29 June 2010, 17:13   #3
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well done on getting a boat...

For the valve ... try www.ibs-boats.co.uk

I would patch those areas of the tubes that are damaged.

There is loads of help and advice on this forum if you search through the threads.

Good luck
Yes totaly agree www.ibs-boats.co.uk be your best bet,i just recently brought a Hypalon sib and have a few scuffs on,not done anything to them as they do not leak air,but will cover them at one point,they are not flakey like the pictures you have shown on your one tho,so perhaps a light sand down?someone will be along who knows there stuff soon im sure ,good luck and Happy sibbing when she done
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Is that a 10/15hp 1973 eveinrude I spy on the back ? I have one ( now in bits in the shed ) and they go like the clappers with an almighty roar to boot
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You've got a good eye bigscott, its a 1974 Evinrude 15hp. Its another problem I've got, it was used in 2004. It needs a good service before I can use it.

I'll have a look at ibs-boats, cheers.
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Those look like the military nylon screw valves used on older whitewater rafts. They were prevalent in the 80s. Riken was one company that used them. You could check with a USA based whitewater rafting supply house like Clavey Equipment, I think they carry parts for this type of valve. You can probably get just the insert and screw it back in the valve boot. Good luck!
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entropy, thanks so much. They look perfect!

http://www.clavey.com/product_info.php?products_id=402
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i have a couple of these valves if you get stuck for some that was cut out from a boat that was beyond economical repair ,, all valve compleate if you want to give me a pm ,,unless that is you have bought some , mart
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Man alive, this forum gets better and better!

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Got my new valves in, thanks very much to m chapellow.

It inflated lovely, I was looking forward to testing it out, when I noticed that its got a leak. Or several to be more to the point.

Got some hypalon paint ordered so I'll wait and see as to how that does.
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