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PAULCR1 09-25-2013 03:11 PM

Floor leaks in dinghy
We just bought a used dinghy. It has an inflatable floor that sits on top of an inflatable keel. The top side of the floor has a series of pinhole leaks. Is there a fix that anyone knows of for this, like 'fix a flat. The dinghy is hypalon and I am assuming that the floor is the same.

pauloman 09-25-2013 07:16 PM

Re: Floor leaks in dinghy
I have used Aluthane - a mcu aluminum paint on a weathered plastic tarp used as a boat cover - sealed it nicely. I bit stiff but not an issue for your material. google aluthane


nrb 09-25-2013 08:55 PM

Re: Floor leaks in dinghy
Second the Aluthane comment

seaner97 09-26-2013 10:50 AM

Floor leaks in dinghy
There is some stuff you put in then roll the boat around and reinflate that does exactly this. Works pretty well. Forget the name, but was easy to find at Hamilton marine or west marine.

seaner97 09-26-2013 02:11 PM

Floor leaks in dinghy
Inflatable boat sealant- duh. West sells it for about 60$

Capt Len 09-26-2013 02:47 PM

Re: Floor leaks in dinghy
Tried that once.. Not impressed. Prepping and painting floor with Hypalon could work.

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