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Old 08-03-2007
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Does anyone out there know what adhesive is suitable for repair of a West Marine/Zodiac inflatable? I have a repair kit, but need lots of adhesive. The floor has separated from the baloons (about a 2 and a half foot opening) at the bow. It's fine as long as I keep her on plane, but when I slow down my feet get wet up to my knees! An e-mail to Zodiac gets no response, and I really don't want to buy 30 repair kits to get the adhesive! The inflatable is 10 years old, so I am fairly sure it is out of warranty, but it holds air fine, no patches, and very little sign of wear. I would hate to throw it out and replace it, too much good stuff goes into the landfill already.
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3M 5200 would do the trick too... It might be a better choice than some of the other adhesives, and a 10 oz. caulk tube isn't that expensive.
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I've used PVC cement, and it worked great.

PVC Cement
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Poly-Marine Inflatable Boat Adhesive (2-part) has worked well for us...more expensive then PVC cement!

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