Originally Posted by Frozen Canadian
Wow A1an, excellent restoration! A few more newbie questions: what product did you use to reattach the tubes to the transom? And getting the bow cover off- just a heat gun and patience? Thanks,
A heatgun will weaken the bond so that you can peel it apart.
However, given the age of the boat, I expect the layers of the hypalon will delaminate, possibly leaving the neoprene backer behind. It will look like hell, but you can always come back and sand off any remaining bits.
For gluing hypalon to GRP, polyester, fiberglass, etc, you should utilize a high strength two-part hypalon adhesive. No primer is required, only some scuffing & prep-solvent to dewax & degrease.