"homemade" or custom inflatables or RIBs?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Squidly-Diddly, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Not any particular boat in mind, but what are the basic techniques and guildlines?

    I'd imagine that gluing fabric would be better suited for 'self built' than electro-welding plastic.

    Any patterns available? Any sites that sell big pieces of fabric and other stuff like valves, glue, and rub strips?

    Any businesses that do major repairs or sites that explain the ins and outs?
  2. eponodyne
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    eponodyne Senior Member

    I know you can get Hypalon from McMaster-Carr. Glue and valves you may be able to get from Avon or Zodiac if you just need a little.
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