you should mention this.... but...
'Lil Dink is 12 years old and has done one and a half cricumnavigations and she requires extra care.
6 months ago we over pumped up the tubes and then pulled her up on a beach in the tropics and went to town. She blew a hole about 6 inches long in the top of the tube where its, as yours, through to the fabric.
Yesterday we pulled her up on deck
and I've had to rip the leaky patch off and replace the whole patch.
I have 2 part hypolon repair glue, but this time I've gone the full shebang: 3M 4200 Fast Cure
- the junior version of 5200. I have been saving the glue for some importnat job. This is it.
It still takes 24 hours to cure.
The goop in the tube is extreemly think and hard to push out, but its like some sticky toothpaste! I put a hugely think layer and sank some fine plastic mesh like felxible fly wire into the glue and then a fabric patch (not hypolon) over the top.
I still have the stuff all over my hands and it just wont come off at all.
So give me another 24 hours (making 36 hours curing) and I'll tell you how I go
I also picked up a tube of Bison Liquid Rubber
and 2 weeks ago put it on her worn tubes where the fabric is coming through. Thats seems to be doing the trick! Its like aq new plastic surface and should help keep the real surface for a bit longer.
The mesh supplied with the liquid rubber is what I used in the 4200 patch.
We are trying so hard to keep 'Lil Dink going till we can get back to the Caribbean
and retire her.
I hope this helps