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Old 22-03-2013, 07:31   #16
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

Might have been Gorilla tape!!! Sort of worked well enough to make dinghy useable for a while. I thought every boater had a good supply of different types of tape including duct tape!! My only point is whether there is a way to fix the leak for the time being without voiding the warranty or making the new dink look like sh1t. From what I have read, it is extremely hard to fix these types of leaks without taking the thing apart and doing it professionally.
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:33   #17
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

Pleased to see you do not need to resort to DUCT TAPE!! Good luck with new dink.
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:38   #18
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

PVC in tropics = joke!
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Old 22-03-2013, 07:44   #19
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

914--that is awesome!!!! congrats!!!

that is the only good luck i have ever heard of involving pvc dinks.

i had one long ago was stored in a garage fro a fe yrs--they didnt take that storage time off the years of service--they sed was used less than one year----

but the damthing wouldnot function --air fellout like mad and wasnt use able at all....the soul i GAVE it to was able to 5200 the thing together for a week of use.
i use hypalon or a rigid dinghy.(not rigid inflatable)
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

Zodiac may be, strictly, PVC but it doesn't degrade in the tropics like normal PVC. I had one for two years and it was fine. And it had done a circumnavigation before me!

That being said when holes start appearing in the seams it seems you need a new one... So a warranty job for you!
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

Yeah, normally you first get the "stick to your butt" syndrome whenever you sit on the tubes as they deteriorate. You then resort to a $500 cover over the tubes and within days of having that installed every seam rips open like if it's armageddon. A new one in today's quality will last about 6 months again, so better start saving for hypalon

But the service is surprising... futile, but surprising
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Buy quality, you only cry once
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Old 26-03-2013, 20:46   #23
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Re: Zodiac seams leaking, still under warranty. Should I glue it?

Thats really good service from Zodiac boats, thats why you pay the extra buck for, its all about the warranty and servicing. Sometimes it may take time to sort the issue out, especially inflatable boat seams are hard to deal with. But its so good to get a whole new tube section.
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