Why don’t the Porta-Bote hinges “Break”?
Excellent question. Of course there is nothing in this world that is completely indestructible (even this world) However, Miracle “Polypropylene Copolymer” is extremely tough. The entire hull is made of this stuff! Frankly, without it there could be no long lasting folding boat. The hinges are absolutely water tight and are so unique they have been granted international patents.So, what exactly is this copolymer? It’s an exotic engineered resin originally developed by the U.S. Aero-Space industry. It has incredible properties. The hinges can take incredible stresses. They have been designed so that the higher the pressure on the hinge the more it “wants” to remain sealed. The Porta-Bote hinges have been modulus tested at a rate of over 500,000 openings and closings without failure. IN PRODUCTION OVER 40 YEARS. OVER 100,000 IN USE AROUND THE WORLD!Also, our formula utilizes an ultra-violet (UV) filter. This renders the material unaffected by exposure to saltwater. It won’t even burn! This same formula is presently being used in the manufacture of the new “lifetime” batteries, automobile bumpers, bullet proof vests, Astroturf, and even non-rusting highway road signs. How long will it last? We have inspected 40 year old Porta-Botes and many looked almost as good as new!
That’s right…the hinges and hull material have now both been time-proven for 40 years by over 100,000 satisfied owners, worldwide! That’s why we can offer our famous 10 year limited prorata hull material warranty.
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