Originally Posted by pferraris
Thank you. Is Neoprene the same as Hypalon or would there be a difference? I need to reglue some strips.Also the rubber protective strips on the sides and back are cracking. How would one repair them without replacing. Is it possible to fill in the cracks with some type of rubber repair material. New at this type of thing and clueless!
Hypalon fabric is called Neoprene-Hypalon, its the same.
By rubber protective strips you mean rub strake? If you are not sure, could you post a picture? Filling the gap with a soft rubber material is not the option, I doubt that it would hold.
My call if its only cracking: live with it you have a very good boat but its old.
If it is falling apart you should remove all attacked rub strake and re-glue it.
Post pictures for more precises advice.