Originally Posted by Nasher
The rest of the tube certainly looks OK from the Pic.
It almost looks like something has melted the tube where the patch was stuck on.
Just a thought, could a previous owner have tried to use the wrong adhesive due to the issues involved with sourcing the correct stuff where you are?
I put those patches on after the first lot of problems a few months back, since when it has had probably 10 hours use at most. The glue used was the Polymarine 2 part glue (2990? I think) supposedly the right stuff for hypalon, so it shouldn't be glue related. These were only intended as a temporary repair at the time pending the arrival of lots more glue from Polymarine which had to be shipped by sea due to flammability content.
I see what you mean though, it does look a bit "melted" though the other patch I did is fine (a patch applied elsewhere by the previous owner came off due to not being prepared properly)
Linda, a bottle of wine will help one forget one's problems, cracking idea, in fact I have half a case in the porch which ought to fix it completely. And hey, bonfire night is next week isn't it, 90 ltr of petrol ought to start a good 'un