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Dinghy protector

Dec 19, 2006
Hunter 36 Punta Gorda
Do you put any kind of a clear protection to help from getting dirty or from the sun on Hypalon like maybe 303
Feb 21, 2013
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Probably a good idea..............in my case I keep the my dinghy covered when not in uses.
Nov 6, 2006
Hunter 34 Mandeville Louisiana
Be careful with protectants on Hypalon.. I remember some years back that the Hypalon folks recommended against protectants because the silicone in most protectants would attack the seams and pretty much make the boat irreparable because patches would not stick.. I don't know if 303 has silicone in it but ....
Oct 2, 2008
Pearson/ 530 Strafford, NH
We had good luck with chaps but they’re not cheap. Seems like dirt always finds a way aboard so I frequently mop out the bottom. Then when you think you’re done, the local birds have a party.
Feb 10, 2004
Hunter 40.5 Warwick, RI
I use 303. Looks good for a month then it needs reapplication. I think it stays cleaner but maybe I'm fooling myself......
Dec 19, 2006
Hunter 36 Punta Gorda
Well got a new dinghy and thinking while it is new to add some protection and I plan on making
Chaps so may not need any other protection.