My West Marine
310 type PVC inflatable
bottom came apart at the hull
to tube joint... (the whole darn thing except the transom)
Both strips holding the bottom to the tubes, (inside and out) failed at the PVC to PVC tube glue-joint, while the adjacent glue-joint to the fiberglass
I don't know the exact age, as she came with the boat
3 years ago. The tube holds air and seems to be sound.
I want to do it right, so I see 2 issues beyond getting the glue to stick.
First, Are there any tried and true procedural tricks to insure success? LIKE.. Should I buy new PVC strips for longer lifespan? and should I start by un-gluing the bottom so as to get a good bond between PVC strip and PVC tube... ie: what is the best order of operations?
Second issue is , assuming that all the 2-part glue choices, ranging from Cliftons to Poly-Marine to G-Flex will work
. Is there a favorite glue choice? Is there a preferred supplier?
I will be cleaning
off old glue waiting for a clear path to take. Thank you.