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Old 06 August 2014, 16:46   #1
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OMC Express- material sanity check

Simple one.

Boat is early 90s vintage. I believe there may have been a material change. So

It looks like Hypalon
It feels like Hypalon
But has a weird PVC shine I've never seen on Hypalon...

Is it Hypalon?

I can in read the serial number if it helps, but I need to in buy a repair kit and want to make sure I get one that will stick!

Anyone got a book of words they could look up. I have an "e" signal here and Google keeps timing out. Ribnet is slightly slow but at least works!

Any help would be much appreciated
Cheers.
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Old 06 August 2014, 21:59   #2
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They're contract made PVC boats by Zodiac if I remember correctly. Glued floor with welded seams.

PVC after many years of use without harsh sun exposure has a tendency to go smooth.
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Old 07 August 2014, 19:35   #3
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Cool thanks.

This one lives in a garage so that makes sense.

Also found the repair kit instructions in the back of a kitchen drawer- with a Zodiac legal bit at the bottom. Also helpfully told me to go to my dealer for more glue and toluene!

At least I now know what I'm looking for.

Many thanks.

My aux will also thank you as it now won't be pushing umpteen gallons of water around- and 5 hp is on the lower limit of entertainment for that boat even if the inappropriate long shaft makes it entertainingly twitchy!
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