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Old 04-18-2016   #11
I'm wrong 50% of the time
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Ask your boat manufacture what they recommend.
I know AIRE has said not to use it to much. I use it in the fall. I clean the boat (clean zippers and wash bladders with running water. Then clean with a rag and water, 303 liberally. let the boat completely dry out, suction / vacuum any water out of chambers, blow out PRV with air hose, shake on baby powder, roll tight as a drum.

In the spring, I like to apply some zoggs or sticky bumps "cold water" surf wax to the top of the chambers for the first few runs.

I think to much 303 would be bad. But it is good on tires, car interiors, rubber gaskets, trampoline pads and mats, and anything else that spends its time in the sun and is made of oil based rubber or plastic.

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Old 04-19-2016   #12
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Here's an NRS video that I am sure most of you have seen already. A lot of the 303 questions are answered. I'm not suggesting to watch the whole thing but listen very carefully to what is said from the time of 3:18 to 3:47 and 4:00 to 4:20.


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Old 04-19-2016   #13
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I tried briefly finding the discussion and gave up, but Sotar also warns about using it too much. I believe they say not to use it more than once a year. Don't recall why exactly but I'd guess its due to the reasons already discussed.

I usually apply in the spring when I have the boat apart in the garage while I'm fixing stuff (read drinking beer and fantacising about being in the sun on warm water). Mine lives on a trailer and gets on the water pretty much year round so spring rainey, cloudy cold time is when I do most of my tinkering.
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Old 05-15-2016   #14
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Have you ever pulled out that $1000 Kokatat Dry Suit before a cold river trip to have the gaskets disintegrate when putting on. I have. Use 303 on all your gaskets every 3 Months. Use it on my NRS14'SB Expedition after every long trip. Boats been down the Grand 3 times, plus many other rivers, looks New.

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Old 05-15-2016   #15
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I like the peppermint flavor myself.
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I'm a whiskey man myself.

I'd take that deal n crawfish, then drill that ole devil in the ass.

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