Large dinghy leak repair - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-13-2012 Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Large dinghy leak repair

Hi, my cheap 9ft inflatable dinghy has failed miserably over the last week. just been in the marina and found both tubes deflated. Hoisted it on the deck, started inflating and found that both tubes conned end delaminated and leaked badly. last week here was pretty sunny but this is only second summer(Pacific North West) that it is exposed and glued seams on the black conned tip have failed. Is there any remedy for this or I have to look for another one? Any suggestions on how to approach this repair? This is not a simple puncture that can be patched up....

Any ideas and suggestions are more than welcome.
Petar is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 07-14-2012
Senior Member
JimsCAL's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 3,681
Thanks: 3
Thanked 139 Times in 131 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Large dinghy leak repair

I assume this is a PVC inflatable. Taking it to a shop that repairs inflatables would be the best option, assuming the cost of the repair is worth it. You can buy repair kits, but they are generally for minor repairs.

Leaving a PVC boat out in the sun for extended periods is not a good idea. But I didn't think you had sun in PNW!
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leak from P bracket repair nodders Gear & Maintenance 6 05-06-2012 09:07 AM
Repair of an inflatable dinghy pinayreefer General Discussion (sailing related) 9 08-30-2011 07:33 PM
Dinghy repair Kiltmadoc Gear & Maintenance 6 01-24-2011 09:09 PM
Hypalon Dinghy Repair curtandsandi Gear & Maintenance 2 02-05-2010 11:23 AM
Tricky Shaft Log Leak Repair JonG Gear & Maintenance 7 04-27-2009 09:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome