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Old 07-14-2009   #1
 
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To bail, or not to bail

I have an old Avon bucket boat and the floor has numerous small pinholes.

I was thinking of doing a few things, my first option is to ditch the old floor and buy a new self bailer.

Second was to buy a can of gacoflex or send it over to Inflatable Technologies for a shiny urethane coat.

Anybody have any experiance with any of these options?

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What do you want to spend?

Depends on what you are willing to spend. Inflatable Technologies does awesome work, but last time I checked a new self-bailing floor was about $1200 and a urethane coat will run you upwards of $900 - I would confirm with Johnny. A do-it-yourself sealant kit will run you less than $100, but may only last a couple seasons.

I would say it also depends on the shape of the rest of the boat and if it is worth investing money into it. Overall self-balers are the way to go if you plan on doing much whitewater.

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The overall condition of the tubes is excellant, no patches and no leaks, I want to keep the boat a long time, and the price of a new floor seems reasonable (compared to buying a new raft) Thanks for the price info!!
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Wait, if the floor has numerous pinholes, it doesn't add up that the rest of the boat is in great shape? Who's to say that the tubes aren't poised for problems too? But, maybe bucket floors fail sooner, I don't know.
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The pinhholes are from loading and unloading from trailer and running up on shallow rocks, it does have a small rash guard under the tubes and a gacoflex type paint, but the paint is startiing to peel so I am looking at re-doing the floor and possibly something to extend the life of the tubes where they get the most wear (the bottom)
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