Avon seam repair
The bow chamber of my ever reliable Avon Redseal sprang a leak last summer. It deflated overnight while tied at the dock. I found it was leaking from the seam under the doubler at the floor.
This winter I got out the heat gun and pulled back the floor and the doubler from the tube, and found the separation in the seam. When I try and fit the seam back together I end up with extra fabric that won't let me reseal the seam. It forms a channel that would just let the air come out. I've attached a photo to show the problem.
Has anyone run across this before? How do you fix a seam with this problem? I'd love to hear from the pros on this.
When I first got this boat I remember it went back to the shop because it wouldn't maintain pressure. The repair guys mentioned to me that it had a "rolled over seam". I guess that problem may be recurring here.
Thanks for any advice,