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Old 15 October 2019, 15:28   #1
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Puncture on bump strip

My son has now got (for a song) a sib but it has a 10mm cut on the bump strip.
What is the best way to repair it?
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Old 15 October 2019, 15:29   #2
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Old 15 October 2019, 17:53   #3
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Is it leaking air? Or just a cut
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Yeah it's leaking. Cant get it fully inflated.
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Is the only place the air comes out where that slit is in the bump strip?

I wonder if there is an unrelated leak that's finding its way behind the bump strip... or is just that the tube material punctured behind that cut?

Bit of a pain as the way to make a proper repair is to remove the bump strip to patch the tube behind then glue the strip back on.

If it's a cheapy then you might think pumping in a sealant through the slit worth a go?
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worst place for a puncture Tom right on the seam and a lot of work to do properly. and if its a cheap SIB i would be inclined to do a repair from externally injecting aquasure or similar you can by it in small tubes like superglue size, i would have the hole facing down inject the aquasure then tape over the hole to stop it dripping out leave for 48 hours peel off the tape and pump up. others will differ but thats what i would on my current boat if i had the same. you can clean it up if it works and put an external patch for added strength.

ha you keep beating me david what is the stuff you found that makes a very good repair?
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Ha ha sorry Jeff... but great minds and all that!

It was Stormsure… as in post #21 on this thread...

Challenging Aerotec floor repair.

It might be a bit runny for Tommy's situation an all just flow away down the void behind the strip... he might be better suited to something nearer the consistency of mastic/silicone from a gun.
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Ha ha sorry Jeff... but great minds and all that!

It was Stormsure… as in post #21 on this thread...

Challenging Aerotec floor repair.

It might be a bit runny for Tommy's situation an all just flow away down the void behind the strip... he might be better suited to something nearer the consistency of mastic/silicone from a gun.
great that we both hit on this, the aquasure i use is probably the same consistency but my thoughts are that the fluidity is a bonus if Tom sets it up so he has a sagg where the hole is and tape over to stop it dripping out then it will run in the hole and around in effect creating a internal patch the only other way would be to use a mushroom repair that they use for car tyres push through with glue on then pull tight inflate the boat to keep it in position. my preference would be aqua or stormsure
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Thanks I let him know what to do and get
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Is the only place the air comes out where that slit is in the bump strip?

I wonder if there is an unrelated leak that's finding its way behind the bump strip... or is just that the tube material punctured behind that cut?

Bit of a pain as the way to make a proper repair is to remove the bump strip to patch the tube behind then glue the strip back on.

If it's a cheapy then you might think pumping in a sealant through the slit worth a go?
Try CT1 Sealant it is incredible stuff
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Old 17 October 2019, 16:13   #11
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Why not just grind the strip off from that area and put a patch on it as a normal repair?
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