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Old 06-17-2015   #1
Drrrrrrango, Colorado
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Old boats with problems

I have a 15ft Riken that is 29 years old. The hypalon is flaking off in a few areas exposing the fabric. All of my baffles have failed making it a single chamber raft. I ran the animas a few weeks ago and blew a seam. Luckily we made it shore before we completely sunk... Is it worth spending the money to repair?

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Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Sell it as an antique!!! I hear old avons hold their value pretty well
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Aim low, they're riding ponies.
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I say Hell ya, Just put $6K into it and you'll easily get another year of boating! {,:
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You should look for some new rubber
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I think that's the first time I've seen everyone agree on something!

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