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Old 15 April 2014, 16:42   #1
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Pin prick sized hole in floor of Aerotec 380

I've noticed a small pin prick sized hole in the floor of my Aerotec 380. It's just one hole along the seem on the inside of the boat.....

If I put my toe over it, that tends to keep it inflated better but I'm looking for a more permanent solution.

The boat was made mid to late 90's but have no idea what to use to fix it! Lol. I assume a patch and some glue..lol

So can any of you recommend the best kit to buy so that I can bodge it myself?

Alternatively recommend someone who can fix it for me?
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Old 15 April 2014, 17:10   #2
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I used a PVC patch and 2 part PVC glue to patch a small hole. Instructions are on the glue tin.
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Old 16 April 2014, 13:38   #3
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Ok, cheers. I've read on here that the type of glue depends on the material of the boat and I don't know what mine is made of.

Or are the inflatable floors standard and therefore a PVC glue will be fine?
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Old 16 April 2014, 13:58   #4
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I've got the Bombard 380.
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Old 16 April 2014, 14:14   #5
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Ok, that's helpful then! Lol

What I should have said was that I thought that older bombards were made from different material to the newer ones. I think mine is the older French made one.

So not sure if that makes any difference...?

It's such a small hole and after 4 days it is still inflated but not at max pressure, seems silly to take it someone if I can buy a kit.

Cheers for your advice, I appreciate it.
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I repaired a similar hole in my airfloor about 5 or 6 years ago with a tube of stuff from pollymarine cant remember what it was but im sure they would recommend the correct stuff
All I did was rough the area a bit and squeeze a dollop on and left it to cure and its been fine since
Our sib gets a real hard time too as we use it as a tender so it gets blown up and left up for months and it also sees a lot of use as a taxi & fishing launch when we are away with the big boat we did a month away in one trip last season & probably used the sib most days worth a call to them for sure
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I used a PVC patch and 2 part PVC glue to patch a small hole. Instructions are on the glue tin.
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Yes. I bought it from Ribstore.

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What I should have said was that I thought that older bombards were made from different material to the newer ones. I think mine is the older French made one.
Mine's a 2003 french build.
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You could probably fix it with a dollop of aquasure, dead cheap and really easy. Saying that if you can see the hole a patch is really easy too, just a little more involved.
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Cheers guys, w
hat's to difference between 2 part and 1 part PVC glue?
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