Walker Bay

Inflatable Boats

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Where do I find the HIN/CIN on the boat?

The Hull Identification Number or Craft Identification Number can be found on the starboard/right outside of the transom of your boat.

What model year is my boat?

The model year is the last two digits of your HIN/CIN which can be found on the starboard/right outside of the transom of your boat.

Is my boat made with Hypalon/CSM or PVC fabric?

Distinguishing between Hypalon or CSM and PVC can be difficult even to the trained eye. The best way to tell which fabric your boat is made with is by looking very closely at the edges of the seams of where the inflatable parts of the boat are glued together. Hypalon or CSM has a thin (Less than 1mm), dark or black layer in the fabric whereas PVC is the same color throughout the fabric.

How do I repair my boat?

Find repair tips and information

Davit Solutions

For davit solutions please visit one of these fine retailers:

Custom Tip-Up Davit Solutions for Rigid Dinghies & RID boats:

St. Croix Marine Products
Weaver Industries

For Crane Style Davits for Rigid Dinghies & RID boats you may purchase a Davit Eyebolt Kit from Walker Bay and source hanging lines to work with your system, contact info@walkerbay.com for help:

Part#21021     Eyebolt Kit for Dinghies SS 316L

For Tip-up Davit Solutions for Genesis and Odyssey Inflatables or for all Crane style davit solutions:

St. Croix Marine Products
Sea Wise Marine
Ocean Marine Products

If you do not see the Davit Solution or Manufacturer you are looking for, please contact us.

If you are a Davit Manufacturer with Davit Solutions for Walker Bay boats, please contact us.

Please note: modifying your hull will void the warranty.

Generation

What is the Generation boats tube material?

The Walker Bay Generation’s tube is a UV treated, low friction skin, ORCA CSM tube fabric.

What motor shaft size is required for Generation boat?

A long shaft (20”) motor.

I have scraped my Generation hull, how can I fix this?

The hull is of fiberglass construction, please take it to a professional marine repair shop

Genesis RIBs

What is your transom material?

The transom is composed of aluminum casing and marine wood core.

What bottom paint can I use on the plastic hull?

The nature of Polypropylene is that things rarely stick to it which is nice so many people don’t need to use bottom paint.  If you are in an area really bad for this however you can use Interlux MICRON CF (copper free) bottom paint which is the best option and will work with the Polypropylene hull.

What are the differences between PVC and ORCA CSM (Hypalon®)?

ORCA CSM

  • RESISTANT TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES, U.V. RAYS, GAS, OIL, CHEMICALS, & ABRASIONS
  • EXTREMELY DURABLE – STANDS UP TO FREQUENT USAGE
  • MAY BE LEFT INFLATED AND EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS WHEN NOT IN USE
  • LONG LIFESPAN
  • BACKED BY A 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

 

PVC (1100 Decitex Polymer)

  • INEXPENSIVE
  • EASY TO REPAIR
  • LIGHTWEIGHT
  • BACKED BY A 5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
What motor shaft size is required?

The Walker Bay Genesis uses a short shaft (15”).

What are the differences between the Light and Deluxe versions?

The biggest differences lie in features and weight. The Deluxe model boasts innovative integrated storage, cup holders and removable storage tray as well as additional seating in the bow. Other features include a custom 2-tone tube design and heavy-duty rub rail/splash guard. The Light version is approximately 20% lighter. Functionally, the light version has a slimmer rub rail across the whole boat, fuel tank recess in bow, lighter oars, and minor changes in trim to aid weight savings.

How should the boat be stored in winter?

It is best to store your boat indoors. If you don’t have room in your garage you may want to check out the Harken Hoister system: http://www.hoister.com. If storing your Genesis outside, please make sure the tubes are deflated and that you store your Genesis in the storage bag that is available from Walker Bay.

NOTE: rodents are known to nest in boats in winter, chewing on the tubes and nesting inside them. Also in below freezing temperatures, the Genesis Hull can freeze, which is fine so long as nothing impacts the hull during those cold times.

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