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Old 01-10-2009
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Our dinghy found an oyster patch today... :(

Our one month old AB 10VS found an oyster bed today when dragging it onto shore. The admiral ended up putting a 1.5" gash in the bow tube . We patched it up and hopefully it will hold - we'll find out in 72 hours. I'm sure she'll be a bit more careful when yanking it onto shore in the future. There's nothing like getting a call on the radio - "Ummmm... Pelican... we just put a hole in the new dinghy." The place we bought it from gave us a repair kit with white hypalon and we have a gray dink, so it's pretty obvious where it's patched.

Oh well... c'est la vie and I'm sure it will be the first of many.
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That sucks! Keep us posted on the patch.

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Been there done that!

btw - the answer to this problem are these new plastic kayaks!! pretty near indestructable no matter what's on the beach.
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There is some stuff that can be added from the inside to seal up a dink, in case your patch doesn't hold. But it should hold.
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I notice nobody wondered why it was looking for an oyster patch in the first place. Welcome to the real world Chris! And go easy on the Admiral, your turn's coming
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Labatt, dude, my condolences. "For better or for worse" - just count to 10 and repeat that over and over.

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Well, you can always replace her if you need to...the dinghy I mean.
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There is some stuff that can be added from the inside to seal up a dink, in case your patch doesn't hold. But it should hold.
I used that stuff on a 12 yr old zodiac that developed pin holes leaks and had a leak around a patch like labatt described. I was skeptical about how well it would work but it really did. I was quite impressed.
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Any update on the surgery?
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