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Old 26-05-2011, 15:17   #1
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Fixing a leak in an AB dinghy

Found the leak in my hypalon AB dinghy. Cut new material and bonded it with Polymarine 2 part 2990 adhesive. The instructions say it takes 48 hours to cure, 7 days to achieve full strength. I thought it was OK to inflate the dinghy after 24 hours and use it. Anyone have experience with this product? Thanks
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Old 26-05-2011, 15:27   #2
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The instructions say it takes 48 hours to cure, 7 days to achieve full strength. I thought it was OK to inflate the dinghy after 24 hours and use it.
I am an expert! My old dinghy was held together by glue.

Now, may I just ask you one or 2 brief questions: Why do you read instructions at all if you are so intent on not adhearing (get it? ha ha!) to them?

I take it your wife has left you do to your truculance at life?

If it says 48 hours LEAVE IT FOR 48 HOURS!!!!!!!!!

Given the chance instead of 2 days I would let the crap cure for 2 weeks. Then it may have a chance to work for a month before curling up its toes.


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Old 26-05-2011, 15:30   #3
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Me fixing the dink on a beach in Thailand. For 2 days we had to swim to the boat.

My guests were not happy. Nor was Nicolle!

Why the hell did everyone blame me? I was trying to fix it!
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So, I understand your intent on following directions. Have you tried to question the directions and used the dink in 24 hours and had the same results. Except for that expiration on milk, dates are meaningless. (sometimes)
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