I have a 1992 Zodiac 3.8m mark II Tourer. It was in very good condition when I bought it, with just the handles peeling away slightly.
I took it on holiday with me, inflated it and turned it upside down on top of my box trailer. The boat has grey tubes and a black keel. When I returned to the boat the next day and the bottom had come completely away from the tubes at the bow.
I got it professionaly repaired, but left it for 9 months (in my yard I am ashaamed to say) as I didn't trust it, and used an Avon S340 instead. However the zodiac is a better boat and I have decided to give it another go. When I had a look at it though, more of the keel has come undone the transom in places and the rowlocks have peeled off.
I will have to repair this in any case, but am wondering wether it is worth keeping the boat, or is it always going to be coming unglued?
Does it come unglued because of the heat, the way I have treated it, or because of its age and inherrant weakness in the type of glue used?
I have a repair kit I bought from a company called polymarine for pvc boats. Will this work well, or would I be better of with something that the professionals use (I have heard Bostik mentioned I think)?
Sorry to waffle and thanks for all help!