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We have an OLD PVC dinghy that we bought from craiglslist. The first time I took it out, the transom tore loose from the PVC in two spots. I have been told that I can try JB weld to fix it. But, realistically, is this a repair to try? Or should I cut my losses and just buy a new dinghy? The new dinghy appeals to me since the wife and 4 year old will be traveling on the dinghy as well.

Advice, ideas, suggestions, and the occasional "i told you so" about buying on craigslist are all appreciated.
 

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Umm... I would just bite the bullet and buy a new HYPALON dinghy. The PVC ones are relatively short-lived unless well protected from the sun compared to a Hypalon one.
 

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OK, got it. Now, where can I get an inexpensive hypalon dinghy? They all seem to be $1000.00+
 

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Your best bet might be the Defender spring sale. They usually have very good deals then.
 

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You can have it professionally fixed. The glue used for PVC only lasts about 2 to 3 years, but it is cheaper than buying a new one.

We have a WM Zodiac 310 that we just had fixed again. This is the second time that we had it done, both within the 5 years of the warranty from Zodiac so it was free.
 

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You can have it professionally fixed. The glue used for PVC only lasts about 2 to 3 years, but it is cheaper than buying a new one.

We have a WM Zodiac 310 that we just had fixed again. This is the second time that we had it done, both within the 5 years of the warranty from Zodiac so it was free.
If the PVC of the transom is that bad, the PVC material is probably not much better, and repairing it is throwing good money away.
 
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