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Old 03 September 2013, 15:27   #1
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Wear patch/repair / advice please

Earlier today when fiddling with the boat as you do I came across some damage cant remember how it got there but its there

Looks as if it is about half way through in one area. down to the white webbing stuff??

Is it worth me putting some wear patches along both sides of the boat to cover/repair this damage and to stop further damage in the future?

Also thinking about getting Poly Marine in Conway to sort this out for me if they wish to take the job on,
How much would i be looking at paying to get wear patches put on both side's of the boat to cover this area roughly. Not going to hold anyone to a price just want to prepare myself for the shock.

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Old 03 September 2013, 16:24   #2
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That's actually a fairly easy repair. No matter how careful you are, the tubes can get scuffed. I've seen a lot worse. Nothing to worry about in my opinion, but a wear patch on both sides makes sense. Assuming your boat is PVC, then area needs to be prepared (sanded and degreased) ready for a wear patch. A two-part Poly-marine adhesive can be applied to tube and to patch, clean area of excess glue for top finish. For rough idea of costs if you were doing itself, then 50-60 by the time you buy glue, solvent, disposable brushes, gloves and PVC patches, professional then in region of 100 would be my guess?
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Henshaws have some very good info here. Second from the end.
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Old 03 September 2013, 16:45   #4
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Thanks for the advice and thanks for the link towards Henshaws,

Would it be sensible to put a wear patch on the underside by there or should it just be patched up.

Annoying as its a fairly new inflatable and trying to keep it looking fairly decent is a right pain in the a***
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If its on the underneath where it sits on the water get some the same colour
I got some on mine when it was retubed they call the planing patches
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Only just finished and has taken me hours literally

Putting patches on this big is a bit like putting a screen saver on the worlds biggest iPhone and not getting bubbles or wrinkles in it.

But at least now its twice as thick on the parts I have wear patches on so should last some what longer.

Not a cheap or quick job to do and cost a little over 110 for the stuff from poly marine in Conway along with some good advice
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