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Old 10-21-2010, 05:43 AM   #16
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Bob I just aquired a 10 footer that needs restoration. It sounds like you know what I need to do. Can you give me a few pointers?
I saw your post in the CA section. The toobseal is on sale at http://shop.inflatableboatparts.com/...?productid=283 It's 10bux cheaper than normal. I would suggest getting 2 bottles if not 3. That site has the valves and all the other stuff you'll need.

I am going to try Ballew's pepboys paint idea on the rub rail. I'll post up when I'm done.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:44 PM   #17
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I went to Lowe's & got the rubber dib paint, taped up the pontoons & sprayed it on. The paint was easy to do & looks professional.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #18
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Re: Inflatable restoration

I also got an aluminum flatbed cart from work that I took the handle off of. I used the bed part for a kick ass fish cleaning station & the handle I turned into an arch bar. I found a stainless rod holder on my last dive, so I put it to use. I also freehanded some logos on the back of the pontoons, so everybody will know that the fishkilla is on the prowl. Now I just have to come up w/ a name because the bob barker was already taken?
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:27 PM   #19
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i like the paint brush marks on the redone inflatable. looks like it will give you traction to get back in the boat!
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Re: Inflatable restoration

How are the mods holding up a few months later? I've often thought of going this route to a RIB, but have always been wary of spending the money and ending up with a pile of rubber too far gone to repair.
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How are the mods holding up a few months later? I've often thought of going this route to a RIB, but have always been wary of spending the money and ending up with a pile of rubber too far gone to repair.
It's holding up well, since it's been in the garage ever since. I think I've taken it out maybe 2X. Water is too cold. Plus I got a new rebuild project dive boat.

Post some pix of what you get. It's always awesome to see the rebuild/rehab of older boats.
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