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Old 14 June 2008, 13:37   #11
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Just a comment: PVC sib/ribs manufacturers usually gives 3 yeras warranty on tube seams and 5 on fabrics, that doesn't mean that resellers like Quicksilver, Sea Eagle just to mention 2 will give the same to their customers, term & mode warranties issues are up to them. In my case, only give 2 years for seams & fabric as long clients respects and follow all the technical issues recommended/implied on my waranty sheet that is delivered along with the sib .

Usually stay with a copy sign by them having received this info. Boaters down here are a lot careless about inflatables, their problem, not mine. But my manufacturer warrants my boats for 3 and 5 respectly. The warranty also changes if used recreationally or comercially. Anyway sib/ribs boats correctly used and taken care of should exceed manufacturers warranties, including your boat life expectation.

About Orca Hypalon, they seem to use Dupont brand for their outter coat/layer on their Orca fabrics, the inner layers must be of their own manufacturing process. Hypalon is employed in many home/industrial applications.

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Old 15 June 2008, 04:40   #12
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prarie tuber according to the pennel spec sheets the orca fabric is coated internally with polychloroprene (neoprene) and externally with a layer of polychloroprene (neoprene) and a layer of chlorosulfonated polyethylene or CSM (the proper name for the product dupont call hypalon ) .hypalon is a name owned by dupont and is what they call their chlorosulfonated polyethylene just as pennel call theirs orca with the hope that one day people will use the name orca instead of hypalon as duponts product gets to expensive to use .none of the pennel spec sheets metions hypalon as they no longer use it .
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PVC must have come a long ways for zodiac and others to use.
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Old 15 September 2008, 19:12   #14
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Youi got me looking at the warranty of my boat now it says --

A. Hull fabric is covered by a 5 year warranty against cracking, porosity and rot.
B. Hull seams are covered against delaminating by a limited 5 year warranty

Iam not sure the warranty would be the same for tubes made from offcuts of jigsaw puzzles
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Youi got me looking at the warranty of my boat now it says --

A. Hull fabric is covered by a 5 year warranty against cracking, porosity and rot.
B. Hull seams are covered against delaminating by a limited 5 year warranty

Iam not sure the warranty would be the same for tubes made from offcuts of jigsaw puzzles
I think seams 1 year and fabric 5 years
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I think seams 1 year and fabric 5 years
Yes, that is what Eurocraft (via Osprey) told me. I think all tube manufacturers offer similar warranty periods on seams and fabric - what is the issue with seams
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I think seams 1 year and fabric 5 years

Oh dam could a puzzle for the lifeboat then yours is over a year old innnit.
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Yes, that is what Eurocraft (via Osprey) told me. I think all tube manufacturers offer similar warranty periods on seams and fabric - what is the issue with seams
They say it's the glue that doesn't have the warranty not the workmanship or the fabric
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Oh dam could a puzzle for the lifeboat then yours is over a year old innnit.
No problems with mine

Is that why you change yours every 6 months
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No problems with mine

Is that why you change yours every 6 months
Yes I even tried one with no tubes but that was no good iether . so i got one of the disposable models now , bit like a tesco carier bag
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