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Old 27 September 2002, 08:38   #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, 08:45   #2
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No contest Hyperlon everytime.

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Old 27 September 2002, 10:16   #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, 11:07   #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, 13:51   #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, 15:43   #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, 16:12   #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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