I'm new to this forum looking for some help/advice. I've '06 PVC zodiac cadet with a broken/rotten transom board.
I'm just starting working on it after reading above thread along with several others website and speaking to professional who do this for a living.
I inflated the pontoons to start to remove the broken transom. I'm using a heat gun and scraper and tried some sample area first. I started at the bottom of the transom board where it is glued directly to floor. No problem, strip of floor lifted of the transom with very little heat or effort.
Then moved to the top of the transom where the rubber strip holds the transom to the pontoon.
Again attempted same method to separate: heated the rubber on the pontoon but dwelled with the heat gun a little longer to try and ensure heat transfers thru the rubber into the glue but I'm have no success. Iíve had to stop as the rubber is starting to show sign of melting due to too much heat.....
I also tried where the rubber is glued directly to the transom as well and similar results??
Iím not sure how to proceed if I canít remove the rubber strip from the transom or the pontoons
Does the rubber strip usually need that so much heat or am I missing something??
I've come to the conclusion pontoons are PVC based on the sandpaper/backing colour test in the below:
PVC or Hypalon? | Polymarine Paints, Adhesives, Parts & Accessories
Any advice or feedback would be welcome