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Old 16 June 2020, 00:59   #1
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30 year old boat. What could go wrong?

Letís hope nothing. This is a Toyo inflatable made briefly in the 90ís then the company got out refocused their business and went on to make tires as they always had. Made in Japan itís extremely durable as there isnít a tear or patch on it which research lead me to a direct salesman who used to work for them to say itís made of Hypalon.

It definitely wonít win any beauty contest but for $100 I thought it was worth it. Iíll let you know how it does in the water. Fingers crossed there isnít any leaks as the gents who I bought it from.
In the meantime I got a real good look at it by taking the boards apart and some ugly came through. The first two boards toast.
Well, I made the cut outs and am priming it now. Iíll put three coats on it just to be sure it is waterproof. Then urethane paint I have some extra laying around. I managed to save the aluminum strips that were on the original board and thus saving a little money. Looks like they had glue in those strips as a white power came out.
Anyway it holds air solid. Had one side capped and held the air all day. Then did the other sides and did the same. So my confidence is going up a bit from time of the sale. Next week is the water test.
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Old 16 June 2020, 08:03   #2
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....Looks like they had glue in those strips as a white power came out......
Could be glue or could be a bit of corrosion between the aluminium strip and the screw. It will be interesting to see pictures.
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Old 16 June 2020, 08:21   #3
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Yep pictures would be interesting... never heard of these as an inflatable maker. Are you using it with an outboard?
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Looks like they had glue in those strips as a white power came out.
You sure about this "white powder"?
Always asssuming of course that this is a typo and not the opposite of black power.
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You sure about this "white powder"?
Always asssuming of course that this is a typo and not the opposite of black power.


Maybe it was a tender to a Crompton
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Yeah guys the white powder is Marine glue they used to further anchor the wood to the aluminum strips.
Decision to make in whether I should repair the cones or not or slap some rubber glue on them just to protect the fabric from rubbing. Hmmmmm.

Iíve tried uploading pics but keep getting invalid file even on the smallest 36kb ones.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Yep pictures would be interesting... never heard of these as an inflatable maker. Are you using it with an outboard?
No outboard yet. Iíll have to test itís sea worthiness first before putting on a $4000 25hp motor.
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.Iíve tried uploading pics but keep getting invalid file even on the smallest 36kb ones.
Had that before - you might need to use a JPEG or PNG maker online. Some pictures just get rejected.
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No outboard yet. Iíll have to test itís sea worthiness first before putting on a $4000 25hp motor.
$4k motor on a $100 boat?
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$4k motor on a $100 boat?
Would you feel better if I said the boat is worth more? Maybe $120?
I just got an incredible deal on it.
In truth Iíll get a used motor in the $1800ish neighborhood. Even then ON PAPER it doesnít make sense but Iíll be happy to pay for a Yamaha four stroke 25 hp outboard for $500!
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