It's probably already been covered...but,
I've gotten different advice on material to patch tube bottoms with.
Here's the scenario: Older hyside, blue hypalon with black material on the bottom of the tubes (chafer? rub strake?, not sure what to call it). Anyway this layer of black material that covers the bottom of the tubes has several patches on them. A couple have peeled off revealing the original black fabric with holes showing thru to the blue hypalon. Hypalon itself appears to be ok, boat holds air anyway.
Am trying to figure out what material to get to replace the peeled patches. Had one person tell me to peel the whole thing (entire chafer or whatever it's called) off and replace with new one. Had another person tell me to paint polyurathane over, had one person tell me the fabric was pvc???
What's a fool to do? IMO the whole chafer looks ok, just some wear & tear, some patches, some peeled patches. Can't see the need to tear the whole thing off, maybe re-patch the suspect areas? Question is with what? Hypalon, pvc, neoprene?
Since there is no water, frozen or liquid to play with in my neck o'the woods i'm resorting to mundane projects to kill time, drinking pbr and collecting turkey legs.