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Old 20 June 2016, 17:18   #1
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Futura mk2 hull

Finally got round to getting a trailer for my Futura mk2. Inflated boat and all good except the inflatable keel which keeps losing pressure. Changed valve from spares kit but still deflating. Other problem is that the hole in inflatable deck doesn't line up with the valve so have to deflate hull every time I need to pump up keel. It's only 2 years old.

Any suggestions on how I can check for a leak in keel? Perhaps remove deck, pump up keel and put water into boat to see if there are bubbles anywhere?
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Old 21 June 2016, 05:08   #2
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Yes, just inflate keel fully and use a trigger spray bottle with washing up liquid/water solution. Check especially tail of keel where it is squashed flat.
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Old 26 June 2016, 15:56   #3
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Thanks. It wasn't the valve but a pin prick hole in the side of the keel. Patched it up with Pvc glue and Hypalon patch, hopefully it will hold.
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