Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 October 2006, 06:18   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
PU or PVC

This has been discussed before but Im after a nice clear definitive answer, so here goes again:

Whats the difference between "PU" and "PVC" and which is better/stronger/more long lasting/easier to keep looking nice.

Thanks!

Edit: this is for tubes just in case it wasn't clear....
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2006, 09:17   #2
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
I've done some searches on this. The info on rib fabrics in this wikipedia article seems to be consistent with what I've read from various other sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigid-h...nflatable_boat
__________________

__________________
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2006, 10:05   #3
Member
 
samt's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Midlands
Make: RNLI Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 15hp 2st
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 850
RIBase
How long does PVC last?

It says on that site it will last for five years, mine is 8 years old and still ok.

My Lodestar is 1998, the tubes have never been repaired theres no leaks.

It has spent most of its time inflated and I have probably deflated it twice in the past year. It doesn't seem brittle. The things that have suffered is a couple of handles have gone sticky? The plastic seems to be breaking down.

Hopefully I'll get a proper rib next year...
__________________
samt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:33.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.