Tear tape A or B?

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Swim77
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Tear tape A or B?

Post by Swim77 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:39 pm

I have the following:
-Convertible
-Air fusion elite
-Paclite

Just double checking which 'Tear Tape' to buy?

Thanks
Mark

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 am

Type B

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Post by Swim77 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:44 pm

thanks

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Post by PJohanson » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:46 pm

Glad to see there's more than one of us with a little fleet of AE boats! More even than a big one and a little one.

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Post by yvd1 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:41 pm

JCooley,

The AE repair kit patches (which seems universally recommended for a long term repairs) looks to me as NOT stretchable.

Can you please clarify: It is my understanding that Type B is stretchable. Is this a concern when repairing the inflatable tubes ( AE1009) ?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:55 pm

yvd1 wrote:JCooley,

The AE repair kit patches (which seems universally recommended for a long term repairs) looks to me as NOT stretchable.

Can you please clarify: It is my understanding that Type B is stretchable. Is this a concern when repairing the inflatable tubes ( AE1009) ?
Type B is in reference to Tear Aid which is a self adhesive patch that can be purchased separate. It is not an AE product. It is also more of a temporary fix and not a long term solution.
For long term solutions, you will want to glue on the patches that come in the patch kit. If it is on the main tube, when inflated, the patch will stretch with the rest of the tube.

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