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Old 09 August 2016, 02:19   #1
Country: Netherlands
Town: Amsterdam
Make: YAM
Length: under 3m
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YAM 265S repair


I found a YAM 265S a week ago. I want to try to restore it, I dont have any boat knowledge so I was hoping you could help me. I have inflated the boat, the air slowly runs out, I suspect there is only a small leak.

Album with pictures can be found here: YAM 265S - Album on Imgur

I have a couple of questions:
1. After reading and performing a small test, I think that my boat is made from PVC, can anyone confirm that?
2. What kind of adapter ring do I need for the valve in the YAM 265s?
3. There is a black strip around the entire boat, I suspect that it used to be glued to the rest of the boat, but now it is not connected anymore in most places. Is it important to restore this glue connection?
4. Is there a way to clean the boat again or is it mostly UV damage?
5. What kind of glue/primer should I use?

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Old 09 August 2016, 12:42   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
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I would say it's PVC, the valve pushes in and locks to deflate the boat unlock for pumping up just make sure your hose is air tight to pump up wrap insulation tape round it to make it fit. The strip around the boat is the rubbing strake to protect it from rubbing on the quayside.
Go on to poly marine site it has all the tips and products you will need.


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Old 09 August 2016, 15:53   #3
Country: UK - England
Length: 6m +
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YAM 265S repair

Hi I have a Yam 260 for a tender it it kept going flat to a point but completely mentioned it when I out engine in for service and was told it's the seals in the valves not sitting correctly and they should be updated - for what was pence although labour charge I now have a perfect tender - may not apply to you but in case thought I'd share
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