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Old 11 August 2014, 16:36   #1
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Hi there, I've recently brought a zodiac s134 it's all new to me but I've inflated it and noticed there's a bulge in the material towards the front of the boat. It's quite big measuring about 400mm by 400mm. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Would be a great help thank
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Is it a bulge between the chambers? The Zodiac bulkhead which seperates the chambers can form a bulge if the chambers are not inflated evenly.
Try deflating both of the chambers and re-inflating them evenly.
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Hi there, I've recently brought a zodiac s134 it's all new to me but I've inflated it and noticed there's a bulge in the material towards the front of the boat. It's quite big measuring about 400mm by 400mm. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Would be a great help thank
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I'm no expert but firstly is it on a seem, secondly if this is not I would have thought exstream heat has made the bulge.May be you could put a patch over it, im sure more advice will be along shortly.Also is it hypolon or pvc.
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It's at the end of the tube on the right hand side as it goes in towards the front of the boat. Il try re inflating tomorrow see if that helps thanks. The boat is also made of hypalon and it butts up next to a seem and then goes under the rubber strip which runs half way down the tube nearly underneath the boat
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Bulge on tube

Try inflating it again starting with the bow valve then work back to the stern or transom ,
could be an internal baffle thats pushing it out of shape a bit if its near a seam , did you inflate it with the stern tubes first on some inflatables this will push the internal baffle out the wrong way that can cause distortion .
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Il try that later thanks. Inflated the tubes first and then the bow. Il post some photos later to give a better idea of what's happened. To me it feels like the rubber top coat has parted it's self from the fabric material on the inside of the tube
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