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Inflatable Repair

Inflatable repair. It occurs to me that those two words are used together a lot!

I just acquired a 10' Avon rollup (free!) that's a few years old and barely used. It has a 1/2" tear in the floor that I need to repair.

What are the best materials for making this repair? I stopped at West and I see they have repair kits, etc., but I don't know if their patches are pvc or hypalon, or if it matters much. I certainly prefer a Hypalon inflatable over a PVC, and it would seem to make sense that repairning my Hypalon boat with Hypalon would be superior.

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I called NRS NRS - Kayaking Gear, Rafting Supplies and Boating Equipment, told them the make of my inflatable and that I needed new valves and some patch material...they looked up my boat, and had the proper adhesive and material along with some directions.

The new valves were easy, the compound curve patches and transom are still to be done...but they have the goods and good service to boot...

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You MUST use the appropriate hypalon glue and patch material.

Buy your repair kit from Force 4 much cheaper than WM.

Follow the instructions and you should get a good result. A floor repair is one of the easier repairs to do, You can even back it.

Mind you I have seen repairs made with 5200 and bits of lorry inner tube. Don't know how long they lasted though.

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Avon's are made out of hypalon so you have to use hypalon material and hypalon glue.
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