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Old 16 October 2016, 13:56   #1
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Honwave airfloor leak

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I have a tiny but very frustrating leak where the tube joint PVC overlaps onto the air floor. So far I have glued patches over the leak only to find it's now leaking at the end of the new patch.
I ended up using a length of tear aid right to the transom end of the seam. Thought this had done the job but out last Sunday had to keep topping up. very annoying, only a small loss in pressure but enough for the floor to ripple or suck up under power.
Can anyone recommend a repairer in Scotland! or offer best advice on sorting this

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Old 16 October 2016, 16:06   #2
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Other than sending it away to get fixed best option you could take the valve out and pour some internal repair soloution from poly marine in and patch external
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Other than sending it away to get fixed best option you could take the valve out and pour some internal repair soloution from poly marine in and patch external
Internal sealant will not work on air floors due to the polyester cords.

Apply a vacuum to the opened valve, and put a little blob of McNetts Aquaseal on the leak.

Let the Aquaseal cure, then put a patch over the whole thing (minimum 4" round patch recommended).
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Old 17 October 2016, 16:46   #4
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Internal sealant will not work on air floors due to the polyester cords.

Apply a vacuum to the opened valve, and put a little blob of McNetts Aquaseal on the leak.

Let the Aquaseal cure, then put a patch over the whole thing (minimum 4" round patch recommended).
Many thanks, I did wonder about putting the Bravo on suck and drawing something in due to the internal chord structure of the floor. Will order some aquaseal tomorrow and give it a try.
Thinking of selling the Honwave on and getting an FRib 360 but want to fix it before selling.
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Which product ?

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Many thanks, I did wonder about putting the Bravo on suck and drawing something in due to the internal chord structure of the floor. Will order some aquaseal tomorrow and give it a try.
Thinking of selling the Honwave on and getting an FRib 360 but want to fix it before selling.
Which Aquaseal would you recommend? I never realised there were multiple products.
Would sucking in some Polymarine sealant from the outside also do the job?
Thanks in advance guys.
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I'd be interested to know how you get a vaccume strong enough to pull the repair fluid down amongst the fibres and how do you know you have succeeded.
I might be missing something but surly 11 psi or what ever the floor pressure is pushing the liquid out would be more effective than a vaccume also you would see the repair liquid coming out not possible with the vaccume OMO
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