Originally Posted by kengore
Check with the local repair shops for some scrap material cut from dead boats.
The fiber reinforcing is what gives the material tear strength. Without it the material would be iffy for a patch and be unable to add reinforcing any existing worn areas.
Plus you don't really know if it is compatible with the adhesives used. PVC membrane intended for interior use probably doesn't come with UV inhibitors.
Repair shops in Mailorder Montana? Good idea but the only shop we have would charge $27 a foot for their used material too!
the leaks are all small, I don't think strength will be an issue, the original floor would provide that, just a stop gap to keep from chasing leaks all summer I think is what's he's going for... I told him that laying one big sheet, or even 3 smaller ones would be a PIA so we'll see.
We'd do a test patch for sure to see how if things hold up...but the UV protection is a good thought, hadn't thought about it that way...
FWIW this boat has been known as the SS Hoopty for decades, so the larry, daryl and daryl concept fits right in!