East Coast Boats Company
RepairsCan I repair my own boat?
Annapolis Inflatables is a certified warranty and repair facility
for Zodiac, Avon and Bombard.
Free inspection and quote for any repair or service.
Hour Rate is $90.00 per hour
Deep clean $225.00 (chemical clean, with 303 protectant and valves
cleaned, restores your boats hypalon)
Delivery and drop off available, (nominal charge)
An inflatable owner can attempt small repairs if factory-gluing
instructions are followed closely. Keep in mind that glue’s bond
strength drops very rapidly with heat or high humidity. Take your
boat indoors. Don't even think about trying to glue on the dock or
near the water or in direct sunlight. Definitely don't attempt to
work on a rainy day. At Annapolis Inflatables, we sell Hypalon,
PVC, glue, and other repair items and tools.
Rips and holes larger than one inch in the air chambers, or those
within two inches of a seam, should be repaired with internal and
external patches by a professional repair technician at a certified
repair facility. A quick patch repair by the user may solve the
problem for a short period of time, but it is recommended to have
it redone by a professional.
Inflatable boats are made of Hypalon or PVC. Hypalon is a
brand name of DuPont. It is one of the most popular types of
materials used in inflatable boat manufacture. Hypalon is more
expensive than PVC, but lasts longer (20-30 years), being more
resilient to UV damage, abrasions, gas and oil. Both Hypalon and
PVC inflatable boats can be repaired and restored with adhesive.