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Old 13 October 2005, 19:01   #1
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O Sh*t

So i go to check my SIB that stays on a mooring in a spot where when its low tide the SIB is on the ground and Hightide its floating in about 11 ft of water. So there was a storm and i see my SIb and the front compartment is deflated but the rest are still holding strong. Its attached by these 2 D RIngs on each side of the Bow. I havnt taken it out yet but what could have caused this? And if it "popped" is it usualy fixable?
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Old 13 October 2005, 19:05   #2
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What SIB is it? On mine there are 3 air chambers - (bow and half one side) - D rings are attached to one chamber each side - maybe that is what caused it??? Piccies please!!!
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Old 13 October 2005, 19:08   #3
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So i go to check my SIB that stays on a mooring in a spot where when its low tide the SIB is on the ground and Hightide its floating in about 11 ft of water. So there was a storm and i see my SIb and the front compartment is deflated but the rest are still holding strong. Its attached by these 2 D RIngs on each side of the Bow. I havnt taken it out yet but what could have caused this? And if it "popped" is it usualy fixable?
now we truly are into codders area of expertise

go codders go......

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Old 13 October 2005, 19:24   #4
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its a Sea Eagle 12.6 SR (Seaeagle.com) Ill try to get pics up tomrow. The boat has 3 chambers but im not sure which chambers the D Rings are on. im suprised its still attached to the moorings...At least i was smart and took the engine off before the storm. To bad i didnt take the hole damn thing out
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now we truly are into codders area of expertise

go codders go......

Very helpfull I am sure.................
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here you go http://seaeagle.com/transom/126SR.asp
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its a Sea Eagle 12.6 SR (Seaeagle.com) Ill try to get pics up tomrow. The boat has 3 chambers but im not sure which chambers the D Rings are on. im suprised its still attached to the moorings...At least i was smart and took the engine off before the storm. To bad i didnt take the hole damn thing out

Looking at it the design looks pretty similar to my quicksilver - I would guess that the rings are attached to different chambers.

If you are really unlucky the ring/patch may have ripped out and made a split - on the other hand it may just be a dodgy valve but the valve cap would have had to come out as well.....

To be honest I don't like the way these towing eye things are attached - I suppose on a SIB there is no other way though!!!
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ok its common sense time now


you live in the states, your boat has deflated in one chamber, you are asking folk in the uk what it might be!!!!! after the boat has been in a storm on its mooring

take the boat out of the water

pump it up
see where it is leaking from

leak test with soapy water or what ever you normally use

if you can find the damage and there is a tear, or puncture or rip then take a pic of it and post it on here so the expert patch repairers can look and advise if it can be repaired

hows that sound as a plan

otherwise how do you expect anyone to guess at what your problem might be unless they are very clever

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i just got one of the orbiting satellites to zoom in on your sib, i think from what i saw the damage might be underneath so we will have to await your investigations, however one of codders mates in a sub might be in the area and he might be able to help.....


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i just got one of the orbiting satellites to zoom in on your sib, i think from what i saw the damage might be underneath so we will have to await your investigations, however one of codders mates in a sub might be in the area and he might be able to help.....


Although I think everything you have said is probably correct why be so cutting about it
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