My wife and I are currently in the middle of a year long cruise
away from our home port in Texas
. We are now working our way east on the south coast of Puerto Rico
Unfortunately, we have a major problem with our Mercury
340 Sport inflatable
. We have the 2010 model, and the aft ends of the tubes are a pointy conical shape with a rubber cone at the very end. These rubber cones are coming unglued from the PVC fabric
and it's leaking air very badly. I've tried to repair this with various glues and patches, but nothing seems to be working. After all my work it still goes flat after only a few minutes.
Because the leak is in a very awkward location, I don't think I'm going to be able to fix it properly myself. I want to find a expert repair person who can completely re-glue the rubber cones to the PVC fabric
. Can anyone recommend someone with experience doing this kind of difficult repair? Someone near Ponce or Salinas would be ideal. We would greatly appreciate any information or advice.