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Old 08-03-2019   #1
 
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Help identifying an old raft

I just received this boat from my dad and was hoping to get some help identifying it so we can make repairs. He seems to think it's a very old NRS Otter (70s maybe?), but when I reached out to NRS, they didn't think it was one of theirs.

Unfortunately, there is no serial number on the boat anymore, but we aren't even sure there ever was one (my dad thinks it's possible the boat pre-dates those requirements, but I'm not sure). I can't find any manufacturer, logo, identifying information, anywhere on the boat. He isn't even sure what material it is made out of, and all he was able to tell me was that "last time we patched it, we ordered glue from NRS."

While it would be great to know what the boat is, we ultimately need to patch it and get replacement valve covers. I've included close ups of the vavles as well. Sorry that's not a lot to go from, but any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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80's -early 90's Legacy. Hypalon material. Stabond glue.
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Looks like my old pro advantage . Hypolon boat. Halkey Roberts valves. Those valves haven't been made for decades. So you will have a hard time replacing the caps. Might be easier to get new valves and get donut patches to add them to the boat.
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Yea, hypalon and stabond. Zach has seen a lot of them.

If I remember correctly the cap replacement will get into a discussion of long stem or short stem. I can't remember the serial numbers now. Good luck.

If the rubber is in good shape then new valves to replace leaking valves might be in order.
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I'm pretty sure Pro Advantage distributed the Legacy's.
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