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Old 10 November 2008, 03:10   #1
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Ribeye, is it Hypalon or PVC?

Does Ribeye use Hypalon or PVC for the tubes?

How can you tell whether it is one or the other?

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Old 10 November 2008, 05:14   #2
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both ,depends on boat size
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Very true and not always by model either, I have a Playtime 600 which are usually PVC but mine was a factory option Hyperlon which swayed my decision to buy it... If anyone is interested my Hyperlon Playtime 600 is also for Sale so please IM me.... :-)
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Is it just me being childish, or does a PVC Playtime 600 sound a bit rude?


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Old 10 November 2008, 09:27   #5
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Does Ribeye use Hypalon or PVC for the tubes?

How can you tell whether it is one or the other?

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General rule is PVC on Playtime and Hypalon on Sport models.
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Old 10 November 2008, 11:57   #6
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a plastic playtime!!!
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Is it just me being childish, or does a PVC Playtime 600 sound a bit rude?


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Perhaps ribbed for extra pleasure?
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How can you tell whether it is one or the other?
Hypalon, if you pick at the surface with a fingernail, has a rubbery feel to it (it gives and stretches a bit.) The color is usually completely opaque.

PVC has a more "plasticky" feel, less give; a fingernail feels more like picking at a plastic milk jug, has almost no stretch. Color tends to be a little more transparent; light penetrates the material slightly.

The other way is to use a flame; hypalon should bubble and char, PVC will melt. Most showrooms don't like that method, though. Nor do boat owners.


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Is it just me being childish, or does a PVC Playtime 600 sound a bit rude?
Nasher, *that's* funny.

jky

Edit: If you can see the inside of the material, I think hypalon often has a black neoprene lining. PVC is homogenous material injected through the weave, so should be a single color throughout.
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PVC has a more "plasticky" feel, less give; a fingernail feels more like picking at a plastic milk jug,
Possibly because Ribeyes are made from plastic mik jugs.
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Plastic fantastic (Not)!! Timw is in to pvc i hear!!
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