Inflatable boats are often made of two different fabrics: hypalon and PVC. Both of these materials are durable and resistant to punctures and abrasions. They can also be used in a variety of colors.
Hypalon and PVC are more durable than other inflatable boat fabrics
, but they can be more expensive. You should choose the inflatable boat fabric that is right for your needs and budget.
Using PVC Inflatable Fabric
You can sew and glue together PVC fabric to create a waterproof, air-tight, and more durable boat. However, there are several factors that can make this process difficult and time-consuming.
First, you need to ensure that your patch material is the correct size. If the seam is too large, it can be difficult to affix it properly. Therefore, it is best to cut it to the proper size before gluing or sewing.
Secondly, you need to ensure that the glued surface of your patch is clean and free of debris. Typically, this means using a good solvent cleaner.
Then, you need to apply a small amount of a PVC adhesive to the glued face of your patch. This will provide a stronger bond than just gluing it to the fabric alone.