Seams

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Sabar
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Seams

Post by Sabar » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:53 pm

When I look closely at the seams of the outer skin of my brandnew AE Convertable, I can see some loose fibre sticking through the seams. On both the inside and outside.

Is this something I should ignore or should I cut away the fibres with a scissors or burn them carefully away?

The boat is not leaking (yet?)

Advise please

Rookie4570
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Post by Rookie4570 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:32 am

Are you talking about the seams on the bottom?

If so, mine has the same thing. Have used the boats for a full year and not a drop of water. Would assume it is just part of the manufacturing process.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:40 am

The Hull material is called PVC Tarpaulin. It is two layers of PVC with a mesh layer sandwiched in between. When the material is cut, you sometime get strands of the the mesh showing. This is no big deal and nothing to cause alarm. You can cut the loose mesh strands off or burn them off with a lighter or something.

Jeremy
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Sabar
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Post by Sabar » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:58 am

Thank you guys

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