Originally Posted by lapaz000
I will take a photo, Kubcat. I don't think it is as bad as you are thinking jky. The boat is Orange and just the orange is peeling away. It is the orange color that is developing small bubbles not the tube.
Yeah; that's the hypalon layer separating from the fabric. Fabric is 3 layers: Neoprene (airtight), fabric (dimensional strength) and hypalon (environmental protection - sun, chemicals, etc.)
Should remain airtight until the neoprene layer is compromised, but exposed fabric will eventually weaken, possibly causing ballooning of the underlying neoprene. You should cover any exposed fabric with some kind of protectant material. How bad it is depends a lot on how widespread the separation is.