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Gary, some bad news. The French government condemns life rafts at ten years of age, mainly because the "French" brand, Zodiac, used glue which decays and falls apart after ten years. The seams become unreliable and you'll be playing wack-a-mole patching leaks forever.
You can clean and patch, but you'll never catch up with them all. I suppose you could use Tire Goop or something similar, but you'd need a lot of product and even then, never be sure you'd gotten it all.
After a Zod is ten years old? Time for a new boat. (Yeah, they never told anyone about that when they sold them new, did they?)