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Old 14 February 2011, 13:04   #1
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Bombard Rib SB620 leak!

i need to make a tiny repair to a seam, annoying really, but one seam has parted maybe 10cm's and is leaking air through a pinprick hole. but i guess it will worsen if i dont sort it.
dont know how it happened, maybe a weakness, or i may of caught it somehow


so, please, does anyone know a) what material the rib is made from? and b) what glue i need.

if anyone would like to point me to the correct application of said glue, i would appreciate it muchly!
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Old 14 February 2011, 19:03   #2
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i need to make a tiny repair to a seam, annoying really, but one seam has parted maybe 10cm's and is leaking air through a pinprick hole. but i guess it will worsen if i dont sort it.
dont know how it happened, maybe a weakness, or i may of caught it somehow


so, please, does anyone know a) what material the rib is made from? and b) what glue i need.

if anyone would like to point me to the correct application of said glue, i would appreciate it muchly!
Depends on the rib really, most ribs are made of Hypalon, but some (usually smaller inflatables) are made of PVC.

HAve a look at this:

http://www.solentribster.com/RIB_repair.htm
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your boat is most likely to be pvc so the glue will be pvc, your local yacht shop, before you go down this route put a bit of super glue on it, that usually works
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thanks for the replies, i have heard from several that superglue works well. is it considered a tempory fix, or permenant?
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thanks for the replies, i have heard from several that superglue works well. is it considered a tempory fix, or permenant?
i couldn't say really as i haven't had any back to fix twice, they've either sank or are still ok
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great answer, thanks
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