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Old 23 July 2016, 21:02   #11
Country: USA
Town: S. Carolina
Boat name: D560
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2016 Merc 115hp CT
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Originally Posted by ZacOps View Post

Yes, replaced them both at no cost. Took about a week and did it all through email.

Old one and new ones are PVC backed with "hypalon" type material. Above you can see how the PVC just disintegrated. Garaging the boat from now on.

You mentioned sanding. Do I need to be lightly sanding the tubes each season? I use 303 to keep a nice clean look (no chalkyness).

Any suggestions on how to prevent that PVC from weathering? A boat cover obviously.


A cover goes a long way.

Don't sand the boat for general cleaning... You can wash the boat with an inflatable boat specific soap and use a mr clean magic eraser. It'll take off the oxidization.

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Old 24 July 2016, 01:25   #12
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Town: Oakland CA
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Originally Posted by Bigtalljv View Post
Nope, they don't have it either. I tried all the automotive supply and industrial supply.

It's really not available. Not illegal to have I don't think but can't be sold.
Tap Plastics has it. Of course, you need access to a Tap Plastics store. If you have access to a surf shop, they often use MEKP (which is MEK with a bit of peroxide) as a catalyst for the resin. They may have straight MEK for cleanup as well.


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