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Old 21 August 2011, 18:45   #1
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stupid question

I am new to this , and not good with computers so . here goes . I do a saftey boat for our local yacht club and it is in need of repair ? but I cant find out if it is hyperlon or pvc , I have been searching this site but can only find one answer and it is not in english . the boat is a mako 4mt ser no is 960220. this has probaly been answered a thousand time BUT I DO NEED HELP ?
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Old 22 August 2011, 07:29   #2
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Hi,

I have had a Mako Catamaran which I bought to take the engine off and that was definately PVC.

It was labelled as a Mako Surfcat.

Hope this helps
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Old 22 August 2011, 17:10   #3
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thank you

any help I can get is more than welcome . how did you find out?

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Old 23 August 2011, 03:14   #4
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Hi Again,

I imported some Cats built to my own spec and bought the Mako to use the engine for one of mine so I could sell as a complete package and basically went over the Mako with a fine tooth combe to see the construction of it and just new by seeing it that it was made of 0.9mm PVC.

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Old 24 August 2011, 08:59   #5
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hypalon or pvc

Hello,

When someone comes to my shop and is not sure wetheir its PVC or Hypalon I tell them to make the "scratch" test. If you scratch the fabric with your nail, it will leave a white mark on the Hypalon fabric and nothing on the PVC.

Also, Hypalon has a smooth texture, rubbery texture. On the opposite, PVC has a "bumpy" texture, if you look closely it is not a perfectly smooth texture.

Hope it helps.
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