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Old 23 July 2012, 18:00   #1
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Repair question

I took my SIB out of the garage today to check it over as I intend going out this weekend and I have found that mice have chewed a 20p sized hole in the top of one of the tubes. Now, I know that repair kits are available and my local marine shop (Morgan Marine) have all the right kit but my question is how effective are these repairs? Is it ever lightly to be a permanent fix? I am very safety conscious and I don't want to be bobbing about on a leaky boat. My SIB is a Plastimo P270SH and it is made of PVC.
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Old 23 July 2012, 19:25   #2
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I took my SIB out of the garage today to check it over as I intend going out this weekend and I have found that mice have chewed a 20p sized hole in the top of one of the tubes. Now, I know that repair kits are available and my local marine shop (Morgan Marine) have all the right kit but my question is how effective are these repairs? Is it ever lightly to be a permanent fix? I am very safety conscious and I don't want to be bobbing about on a leaky boat. My SIB is a Plastimo P270SH and it is made of PVC.
Thanks for any advice...
Hi Maz,
Providing you follow some basic guidelines and use the correct materials, then repairs are usually very effective and long lasting. We have a general guide here
Hope that helps.
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Old 23 July 2012, 20:13   #3
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With good prep a patch should last for years; however it certainly makes sense to have a plan for an emergency puncture at sea (either a failed patch or new damage). Worth looking at this thread: Emergency repair kit.
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Thanks for the advice guys; the patch is now applied and I will have to wait 24 hours to test it's effectiveness. I will take your tip and have also invested in an emergency repair kit. That is a great guide for newbies too Chris.
The mouse met a sudden end last night after falling for the irresistable lure of peanut butter in one of the many traps I put in the garage. I may even have to invest in a cat...
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The mouse met a sudden end last night after falling for the irresistible lure of peanut butter in one of the many traps I put in the garage. I may even have to invest in a cat...
Where there is one, there are more...rodents cause a lot of damage to personal property.
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Where there is one, there are more...rodents cause a lot of damage to personal property.
4 mice in 3 days; I'm surprised I've got a boat left!
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