My pal had treadmaster wear patches on his rib & after a few years one of the guys nealt on the tube which was a little soft & where the treadmaster joined the hypalon it tore right along the join. No idea on the cause , we suspect the different stretch rates put strain on the fabric and weakened it over time. The upshot was the tubes were a right off & required replacement.
I recently fitted some hypalon fabric impression wear patches to another pals boat & they went on nice and looked the buisiness. After seeing my two pals boats I wouldnt use anything else but fabric impression for wear patches on my boat now. I can see you already have the treadmaster but thought I'd mention what happened to my pals boat
Good to see the progress will look like a new boat when its finished
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