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Old 13 June 2008, 09:50   #1
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toob Quality warrantee

I've read some threads where toob quality & warrantee have been discussed my toobs are 18 months old and I have no problems (made by Eurocraft supplied by Osprey 5 year warrantee) looked after by me, but Iím just wondering what the warrantee periods are from other suppliers manufactures .
I assume that hypalon toobs would have a better warrantee than other materials but am not sure, is there a standard etc

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I've read some threads where toob quality & warrantee have been discussed my toobs are 18 months old and I have no problems (made by Eurocraft supplied by Osprey 5 year warrantee) looked after by me, but I’m just wondering what the warrantee periods are from other suppliers manufactures .
I assume that hypalon toobs would have a better warrantee than other materials but am not sure, is there a standard etc

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The market/brand standard is 5 yeas for PVC and 10 years for Dupont Hypalon fabrics.
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I figured (although I was never told) that one would get the longer warrantee from the suppliers of the materials that one from the tube manufacturers.

Now I think this is wrong and that longer Warrantee periods from the manufacturers should be given, but if I had tube failier within say 5 years and it was a pure manufacturing problem then I'd be knocking (very loudly) at someones door. Certainly "not fit for purpose" would be on my mind (as well as a few other things), would probably end up in court.

So what about the boat then?.....Engines are clear cut, but hulls? Again, I was only told that if I had a problem I was to ring it though and it would get sorted. This might be true if something went wrong within a year, but what after this time?
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so who gives 5yrs on pvc ? and 10 yrs on hypalon ,i thought aerazur and pennel both give 5yrs on their hypalon ?
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My Bombard inflatable (Zodiac) had a 5 year on PVC. I kept it nearly that long and there was no visible deterioration when it left me. It lived outside.
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so who gives 5yrs on pvc ? and 10 yrs on hypalon ,i thought aerazur and pennel both give 5yrs on their hypalon ?
Almost every brand manufacturer does, don't know about for dealers or resellers, typically 3 years on seams/5 for PVC fabrics (Quicksilver, Sea Eagle). Some brands using Dupont hypalon layer like Orca fabrics gives 5 years, Avon gives 10, Both materials if treated with care will last double/triple years.

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Paul, how many years Garantee do you give your toobs from a manufacter point of view?
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It is important to distinguish what is being warrantied and who is warrantying it. A RIB/SIB manufacturer may have either the same, or a different warranty period for their workmanship (eg seam gluing or welding) than they do for tube materials. Also a RIB/SIB manufacturer may also provide a longer warranty period for the tube materials than what their tube fabric supplier warranties the material for. Warraties on the same product may also differ depending whether they are being used commercially (typically shorter) or recreationally (typically longer).
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i dont think orca is dupont hypalon ,sea eagle give 3yr according to their web site .i give 2yrs on workmanship and pennel give 5yr on chlorosulfonated polyethylene materials (generic version of dupont hypalon ) quicksiver give 5yr prorated warrenty on pvc
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Paul,

You've probably seen virtually every tube fabric known to man in various conditions, so
I find it reassuring is that you choose to use Orca hypalon (my boat has Orca 866). According to this site, Orca uses Dupont hypalon - how accurate that is, I can't know for certain. I believe Dupont owns the rights to the name 'hypalon' as well, because whenever the fabric manufaturers mention 'hypalon', there is almost always a 'TM' attached to it.

http://www.nrsweb.com/inflatables/nrsinflatables.asp
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