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Old 20 September 2011, 05:51   #1
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Hypalon or pvc?????

I have just bought an ex mod Sib. I was told it was pvc but a couple of people seem to think because it is an ex mod boat it would have been built to a commercial spec and is more than likely hypalon. I have looked it up on the internet and there seems to be plenty of them about, its a gemini / grey in colour and just over 14ft long, there is no ID plate or anything as far as I know. Can anyone tell me if it is pvc or hypalon? I could do with finding out as it has a slow leak that needs patching.

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I have a friend who has a gemini. I KNOW THAT IS CERTAINLY pvs because he had problems.
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I'm pretty sure those ex mod ones are hypalon.

m3mmOs, what are the particulars of your friend's boat - what model? Is it possible that you are confusing the South African Gemini that builds overspec military boats with the British Gemini (completely different companies) that sells econo kits to build do it yourself PVC boats?
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I'm pretty sure those ex mod ones are hypalon.

m3mmOs, what are the particulars of your friend's boat - what model? Is it possible that you are confusing the South African Gemini that builds overspec military boats with the British Gemini (completely different companies) that sells econo kits to build do it yourself PVC boats?
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Those are asian made knock offs of African built Geminis. Not sure about the particulars of the history but Global Force Marine is an Australian outfit that at one time carried the real Gemini's, but has recently been getting asian made stuff and branding it as 'Gemini' using the same logo.

Here is the link to the real Gemini (South Africa) site:

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Thanks for the replies,


I now know that my boat is a south african built gimini so its almost certainly hypalon. Thanks again for your help and sorry I took so long to reply, Had a few problems with my internet connection,

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I have a bombard commando C3 that upon an internet search I found conflicting info on whether on not it was hypalon or pvc. What I finally found out that it the seems are butted to on another with a seam-strip over it, it is most likely PVC. If the seams are overlapped it is probably hypalon. Your best bet is to take it to a knowledgable shop that either repairs or sells repair supplies.
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The C3 in my tread on the C3 vs. the MkII is PVC and it is a 1992. The material is one of the reasons I decided to keep the MkII and sell the C3.
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How a boat is important in terms of price. Now what is best. Hypalon or PVC. We all know that Zodiac uses a kind of pvc tubes that last much longer than the Hypalon
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We all know that Zodiac uses a kind of pvc tubes that last much longer than the Hypalon

Where are you getting this information?
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