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How much do Duras inflatable
boats are distributed by Tohatsu America Corp. via a dealer
network. Each dealer sets their own retail price; therefore,
you should contact your local dealer to find the actual
retail price in your area.
Which size inflatable boat is
right for me?
There is no simple answer to this question. You should
evaluate how you intend to use your inflatable boat and plan
accordingly. Each of the boats in the Duras line offer
wood floor options, and the DX86, DX96 & DX104 models offer
air floor options. All models have differing specifications
on the maximum number of people, weight and horsepower of
proper engine. Consult with your local dealer to discuss
your needs and find the model
that's right for you.
What is the construction of a
Duras inflatable boat?
The 1000 Denier
hull material is a rugged, solid fabric that operates with a
3.6 PSI working pressure. All Duras boats feature three air
chambers within the tube and an inflatable keel. The air
chambers are completely separate and ensure buoyancy in the
event of a single chamber failure. The Duras line of
inflatable boats also features a double layer of PVC
material on the underside for extra protection.
How should I choose between the
air and wood floor options?
floor options on the DX86, DX96 & DX104 models are another way of customizing your inflatable
boat. If you intend to inflate/deflate the boat for each
usage the air floor offers increased speed and efficiency
during this process. The wood floor may be a better option
for those who intend to keep the boat inflated for long
periods of time.
How should I clean and care for
my new Duras inflatable boat?
When preparing to
stow your new boat you should always wash off all debris and
let it dry completely before storing. Do not use harsh
chemical cleaners or cleaners containing abrasives or
silicone as these may adversely affect the hull material. Do
not store in extreme temperatures (i.e., over 150F/below
-10F). You should always store your boat in a clean and dry
How do I find and repair air
you are losing air pressure (unrelated to cold weather),
check the boat for leaks, starting with the valves. The best
tool to find leaks is soapy water in a spray bottle. Spray
soapy water around the valve. If you see bubbles forming,
check your valve seating and base to be sure the valve
insert is screwed tight using the valve removal tool located
in the repair kit. If you continue to have problems, it may
be necessary to replace the valve.
How do I repair rips or tears?
Your Duras Inflatable Boat comes with a repair kit as
standard equipment. If you no longer have the repair kit,
you can order a new one from your dealer.
Cut a patch of repair material large enough to overlap the
damaged area by approximately 1/2", and round off the edges.
The repair area must be roughed up using sandpaper or other
abrasive material for glue to properly adhere to the area.
Apply glue to the under side of the repair patch and around
the area to be repaired. Too much glue will interfere with a
proper repair. Allow adhesive to become tacky for 2-4
minutes, and then place the repair patch on the damaged
area. Use a weight to apply 3-5 lbs. of pressure for 12
hours. After the repair patch has dried, apply glue around
the edges for a complete seal (dry 4 hours).
If you feel a repair is too large or difficult, you should
contact your dealer for advice on the best way to fix your
boat before proceeding.