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Old 26-09-2014, 09:42   #1
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Location: St Augustine, FL
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Fixing a junk caribe

Any current thoughts on inflatable coatings. I recently came across a discarded Caribe that isn't in toooo bad a shape. Has one gash about 1/2" long near the rub rail and tube bulkhead so tricky to fix, but overall fabric is ok
With maybe a dozen wear spots and snags down to the center fabric weave.

I see one Canadian product runs about $150 for a 9' boat and the other Florida based company seems a bit cheaper. Mi believe both are two part coatings. Are these worthwhile or should I give a latex roofing coating like Lanco a try?

I might also need to seal the inside of the tubes, but the 2 aft ones seem to hold air OK so far. Bow tube might need an internal seal.

Any experiences with either product appreciated. If I could get 3-4 years out of the redone boat that would be good. Is Approx 10 years old now.
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