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Old 08 March 2013, 03:15   #21
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
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Originally Posted by simon23 View Post

The one in the picture is wrong because it dosn't cover the leading edge of the seam,yours sounds like its right!
I guess that patch is to give protection to the bit of the tube that trails in the water at speed. Different patches for different purposes.

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Old 11 March 2013, 23:20   #22
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All glued back nicely and waiting for it to cure.
No cuts needed as it hadn't stretched too bad.

I found it easier to deflate the tube for removing the old glue and prepping and even for the first and second coat of glue.Much easier to get the coats of glue in there , without both sides touching.
Then re-inflated and rolled the fabric down from the center and out to each side.

Also, put some extra strong duct tape stuff on it, until cured.
Think it's called jet gaffer tape and is really tough stuff.
I had a bit left on the hull for about 5 years now and still stuck firmly !
Thinking of leaving it on the seam as extra reinforcement.(well, at least see how it does ! )
Have a shoot this weekend to get web site shots for a whale watching company, so will see how she does,
cheers Dal

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Old 12 March 2013, 11:09   #23
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Originally Posted by limeydal View Post
Also, put some extra strong duct tape stuff on it, until cured. Think it's called jet gaffer tape and is really tough stuff.
True gaffer's tape is great stuff (sort of a non-plasticized tight-weave duct tape, with a different adhesive); kind of hard to find unless you go to a theater supply shop.

Gorilla Tape is a pretty impressive replacement for normal duct tape; incredible bonding power, though a little thick for detailed applications.

I'd be interested in finding out what tape you were talking about, though.


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