That’s a good one. May need a few small patch pieces glued inside for tear strength and a big patch outside. Start by cleaning it gently with a nylon abrasive wheel on a drill or dremel type tool. See harbor freight link below. Take your time.
Someone else on here can certainly give you some good tips.
Stabond will work for both Hypalon and PVC. You will need a cleaner before you glue, if it’s PVC that you ar working with, then the correct cleaner is going to be MEK. If it’s a Hypalon boat, then you want Toululene. Kinda looks like pvc in the picture, but I am not certain, what brand of raft is it?
Also, go take a look at the tutorials on the NRS web site, those guys have som great info on doing glue work for either type of material.
Everything involved with gluing is very toxic, where a respirator, chemical resistant gloves, and have Lots of fresh air.
That looks like kind of a tough project, for a first glue job, where ya located at? If you were in Colorado, I would say talk to Zach over at raftfix.com
I’m sure you can pull it off, but might be good for a pro to do, especially the way that floor has kept tearing open after the first patch.
How is your pressure relief valve situation? Almost looks like that floor could be doing that cause of over inflation, weird looking problem, should probably have a good inside patch going past the rip, so it doesn’t keep getting longer.
Good luck man!
Found the guy who doesn't run his own business.It’s a star starlike brand. I think the material is 1000d pvc.
Funny thing you mention Zach. I actually called him and wanting to know if he could give me some tips over the phone and he responds by telling me he doesn’t do tech support. So I said thank you and hung up. Didn’t seem he wanted to help me. Not upset, he is a private business owner and he is allowed to do as pleased. So i am going to use NRS and they will have my business. They are super friendly and informative! They also have a good bit of products online that I can buy.
Pretty sure I didn't talk to you. When did you call? Ive been gone for 3 weeks. I've never told anyone "I don't do tech support". I do typically try and keep the free advice fairly short but have never said that. You may have talked to Zach at IT. This is a super busy season for repairs.