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Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by Jnicholas, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. Jnicholas

    Jnicholas Member

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    I have a 2000 Zodiac Yacht Line, model YL310. Needs a couple of minor repairs. Is this material haplon or pvc. Need to purchase correct adhesive.

    Thanks for help
  2. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    They were all Hypalon. Use MEK solvent too, works really well.
  3. RB480

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    I have had four 380 Yachtlines, a 2001 310 soft bottom and a 2000 275 hard bottom. The 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001 were all PVC.

    The last one I had was a 2007 and it was hypalon. I don't think they offered hypalon on the yachtline until around 2003ish when the new tube and hull design came out.
  4. olderboater

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    I'd suggest asking Zodiac. Otherwise you have 50/50 odds of being right.
  5. Jnicholas

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    Thanks for tips. The zodiac dealer did not want to help with repairs, wanted to sell another boat. Weren’t very forethcoming with info
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    Call the company, not the dealer. Just ask your question.
  7. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    I have had 2 Yacht Line RIBs 20 years apart, one is sitting on a trailer outside now, and are hypalon. Maybe it's a Serial Number job to check with Zodiac, but I've never seen a PVC YL Rib.
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    Check with Zodiac, they have a claim to some proprietary material which is neither PVC or Hap. on the YL's
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  9. RB480

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    Post a picture of the tubes close up. I can easily tell the difference.

    If it's a smooth surface it's hypalon, if it has a raised stipple finish or something resembling Braille then it's pvc.

    I'm 100% positive all of my older yachtlines were pvc and repaired a few myself.
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    Their site talks about some other material on its new boats? Maybe its hyp/pvc by another name?
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    RB480 Senior Member

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    The new ones (2015 and up) are a completely different material than what they used in years prior.