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Old 19 April 2019, 15:49   #1
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threads coming out of seams

First Thanks for having me. I just bought an AB 12 ft(3.65 meters) center console hypalon inflatable. I've noticed threads protruding from some seams and a little tape breaking from the fiberglass hull. It is a 2009 with a 40 horse Yamaha.(under 100 hours on the motor. Wondering how I should address these problems. Thanks in advance.
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Old 19 April 2019, 19:36   #2
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Pretty common with hypalon tubes. Nothing to worry about. Use a small pair of scissors to trim them. I sometimes use a beard trimmer - works really well!!
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Someone once suggested care with a lighter

I have the same threads on my tubes have trimmed to date, wonder if there is a better way to “seal” the edges
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Coincidentally, I did this last week. It works but I'm really taken with the trimmer idea for larger areas.
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I have the same threads on my tubes have trimmed to date, wonder if there is a better way to “seal” the edges
Hot knife or gas rope cutter full control with the Gas rope cutter or a soldering iron
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What could possibly go wrong?
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Supplies running low.....
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So I tested both options today. Trimmer wasn’t that effective but good for taking off the larger strands - clicker fire lighter pen was most effective and singed the strands back nicely. Not a perfect finish but allot tidier. Took a good before photo - forgot to take a closer after photo, will do that soon and post

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