Greetings, some questions.
I've just bought a used 2005 Honwave T32 with air floor. As you may know, Honwave is rarely seen in U.S. I live in New England and sail a small Ericson sloop out of New Bedford. I got the inflatable primarily to be able to transport more people and gear to and from the sailboat. I have a few questions:
1. I assume it is PVC material. Is that right?
2. Prior owner pointed out that he thought boat had been painted and that it was peeling a little. I don't think it was painted. Instead, whatever the outer coating is on these things is, it is chipping off in one or two areas exposing a rougher surface of the tube below. The boat holds air. These areas do not leak, but should I attempt to re-coat them somehow?
3. I paid 300 dollars for the boat. It appears to be a good deal. A couple spots, there is some separation at rub strip. Is there a seal under there or can I ignore it.
Any thoughts, I'd appreciate. As I say, I'll be using it mostly as a beast of burden and not for show or performance.