Jacks Plastic Welding durability/longevity...
I just bought a cataraft (waterready) for fly fishing with 13' JPW pontoons, with intentions of floating some big trout rivers in northern California. The pontoons are about 9 years old and hold air just fine, although I've aqua-sealed a few small pin holes. I've heard great things about the company, but their material seems to be on the light side of other boat manufacturers. I believe the pvc is 38oz, 1100 denier. Just wondering how you think this material will hold-up while boating class 3-4 water, that can often be rocky and subject to flow changes. I'm not sure the life expectancy of these welded toons', but hopefully nine year old pontoons aren't considered old. How long should I expect these to last?