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Old 27 May 2014, 14:08   #1
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Help please! I have holes in my SIB 😞

Hi, I need some help!
I took my Quicksilver sib out of the garage yesterday where it's been stored over the winter to find it full of mouse droppings and with 2 holes in it!
One hole is in the front 'tube' and is about the size of a 2 coin - it's not near a seam or anything so I'm guessing I'll be able to fix this with a patch?
The other hole is on the edge of the inflatable keel and is probably 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, this worries me more as it's where the PVC folds to allow the keel to be stored flat against the bottom of the boat. Will I be able to patch this in the same way?
Any tips on what to buy to do the job would be appreciated, are repairs of this kind generally ok?
Needless to say I won't be storing it in the same place in future 😣
Thanks in advance
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Old 27 May 2014, 16:33   #2
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sure you'll be fine. 2 part pvc(assuming pvc) glue and should be good. good luck
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Old 27 May 2014, 20:34   #3
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sure you'll be fine. 2 part pvc(assuming pvc) glue and should be good. good luck

Make sure yoy do it some where warm and dry.Are you sure its pvc
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Make sure yoy do it some where warm and dry.Are you sure its pvc
Not sure. He needs to check. They do hypalon too.
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It will be PVC. Search online Google or on here for PVC repair - loads of guides. You need 2 part adhesive, patching material and MEK or Acetone. And a warm non-humid day - current weather is not suitable (at least down here!). The small hole you can patch on the outside, the larger one really needs an inner patch too as well as an outer one.

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Thanks for the responses, sounds like it should be repairable which is a relief as I don't think vermin damage is covered on my insurance policy.
I'm pretty sure it's PVC so I'll buy the necessary repair kit and give it a go!
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