Frequently asked questions
Where is Airtight Inflatables located?
Our shop is located in the town of Confluence Pennsylvania, about a mile from the middle Youghiogheny River put in and a couple short blocks from another whitewater industry icon Immersion research.
Why are your boats all black?
We have chosen to use natural neoprene ruber coated fabics for our boats which have a high concentration of carbon black in it instead of color additives/fillers. The natural neoprene rubber has a demonstrated a track record of what we consider the best mixture of air retention, durability, and material flexibility for storage without requiring protectants like 303 or Armorall.
Why Shouldn't I use protectants like 303 on my Shredder?
The natural neoprene rubber we use has natuarl protective qualities from the added carbon black instead of color additives like are used in Hypalon and PVC boats. Using protectants on Shredders will typically do more to degrade the glue seams than it will do to extend the life of the materials.
How should I store my boat?
Storage of the boat should be done with two primary concerns:
What glue should I use for repairs?
We recommend using Shore 1-part Hypalon adhesive for repairs, however most any hypalon contact adhesive should work on our boats. We can sell small amounts of our glue locally, however, we are unable to ship glue but several adhesives are available from other retailers like NRS, West Marine, Down River Equipment, and several others.
Do you repair boats?
Yes, we offer repairs on our own products at a ressonable rates. Please contact us to discuss your repair needs and our timeframe for current repairs.