I recently bought a tidy 3.3m Pro Marine dinghy second hand as a backup. I was told at the time that the valves would need replaced as he had broken the spring loaded valve stems on three of them,no problem I thought.
Popped along to the local chandlers to buy a few replacements and brought one of the valves from the dinghy with me to make sure they matched.
I found that the threads were different.
On my valves there are six rows of threads the ones in the shop had nine threads which were a lot finer but the dimensions seem to match
so I got back home and phoned a couple of the more well known dealers and described the valve to them . Both had the nine threaded valve .
The dinghy holds air no problem once the caps are fitted but I do get a loss of pressure before I can get the caps on so the tubes are not as firm as they should be .
I don't fancy going out with dodgy valves so I thought I would ask the members here if they might know where I could get replacement valves.
I'm new to sibbing so my knowledge of whats available is limited in fact I'm still waiting for the weather to calm down to get my first fishing trip
Someone did mention getting new valves and cutting out the old ones and using doublers but I would prefer to find replacements if possible as I'm not sure it's a job I would like to tackle.
Any help in finding replacements would be much appreciated