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Old 27 September 2002, 07:38   #1
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Hypalon Or PVC

OK - What is the oppinions - Hypalon or PVC for use in the tropics?
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Old 27 September 2002, 07:45   #2
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No contest Hyperlon everytime.

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Old 27 September 2002, 09:16   #3
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Hypalon is the oneto use in any situation, PVC is for hotpants, miniskirts and catsuits......
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Old 27 September 2002, 10:07   #4
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Hypalon is the oneto use in any situation, PVC is for hotpants, miniskirts and catsuits......
Totally Agree its much easier to repair
Thanks Tim for the quote lightened up a boring afternoon at work.
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Old 27 September 2002, 12:51   #5
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Maybe a mix would be the best of both world a Hyperlon RIB with a few girls clad in PVC on it.

(Well they do it at the boat show !!)

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Old 27 September 2002, 14:43   #6
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Sorry to be a spoil sport BUT, you are all forgeting that the glue used to join the hyperlon is only good in certain parameters of heat / cold. I would suggest telephoning Chris or David at Henshaws for a diffinitive answer to this one. For referance we are concerned that now Spirit is land locked in Newfoundland the glue might not stand the extreme cold. As far as heat goes, how do you open up a seam on a hyperlon tube? you use a heat gun to melt the glue.
Sometimes, RIB's are not the best boat to be used in the triopics but as I suggested, contact Chris. Alan P
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Old 27 September 2002, 15:12   #7
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Is it below freezing yet in Newfoundland
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According to Crazy Canadian (who spoke to her folks there today) its 20C!! But they do expect a hurricance to hit 'em this weekend so I hope SoC is well tied down!
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go with hypalon, i read a few postings on the web that detail terrible problems with pvc in the tropics. the heat reacts with the pvc and the material will go sticky. i had a hypalon boat in southern california and the heat was no problem with the glue. i have had personal experience with pvc and i would be happy to tell you about it so feel free to email me.
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heat reacts with the pvc and the material will go sticky
Not much of a problem for my SIB in Scotland!

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Old 03 October 2002, 03:25   #11
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Not planning on taking my boat to the Tropics just yet so PVC is fine in the Solent.

I think the whole Hypalon v PVC argument gets a bit out of context sometimes. It's a bit like saying what is better between a BMW and a Mercedes.

I believe they both do a good job but at extremes one may be slightly better than the other and perhaps after 10 years or so PVC may not be in the same condition as hypalon. For leisure use around the UK where you have a good cover and take some care of the boat I don't think you would notice the difference and engine choice is of more importance.

I know people who have been running PVC boats 365 days a year for years and they're still holding together.



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Old 04 October 2002, 01:10   #12
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I have read on several occasions that PVC is not affected by the UV rays in the sun and therefore retains it's colour, where as Hypalon fades.

Also for SIBs pvc is lighter and does not crack when folded.

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Temperature Resistance of glue

The adhesive probably most commonlu used in the construction of Hypalon coated fabric tubes is Bostik 2402 and it's curing agent Bostikure D. It has a safe temperature range of -40C to +80C, and for short periods will withstand higher temperatures. Other adhesives used in construction of Inflatables have similar ranges.

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