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Old 05 March 2016, 10:08   #1
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Questions about brand new aerotec

Hi I've just received my new aerotec and wanted to make sure the floor is correctly fitted?

Also there are some small marks on the tubes, is this just where it's been folded? Is it normal?

Don't want to be pedantic but don't want reduced life span either
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Old 05 March 2016, 10:11   #2
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And how do I attach pictures?
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For images scroll down to "Go Advanced" and browse for them on the PC to attach.

Have you fully inflated for a few hours to take out the packing crinkles... they should stretch out to invisible.

What worries you about the floor? Mine didn't fit by a mile from new and was replaced FOC. Others have had minor fit issues which have resolved after a few uses and it all stretched/bedded in.

It's a premium SIB at a premium price... it should be perfect!

BTW what are the last few digits of the transom serial number... it will tell you when built.
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,ost look like packing crinkles but this almost looks like a ding and it's a bit dirty around it (could that be glue)
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,ost look like packing crinkles but this almost looks like a ding and it's a bit dirty around it (could that be glue)
Inflate the boat to 240 millibar, leave it inflated, and they'll go away in a few days.

It's a fabric crease from packing...pretty much all inflatable boats will have a few. It doesn't affect the function of the craft and should not cause any problems.
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The vertical mark looks like a packing crinkle but viewed full screen on a large monitor the bit in the middle could be a small scuff.

Any info on the other things I asked?
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you'll see what I mean in the first couple of pictures, on the ding. the floor sits half way up the tubes, i always assumed it would be under them, I can put my arm between the airfloor and the material that is beneath it. Some of the ,arks just look like packing crinkles (like the picture between the ones of the floor) but theres one that doesn't (first couple of picts) appreciate your input
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The tubes are underinflated.

Inflate them more, then deflate and reinflate the floor...or just stand on the edges of the airfloor, and they'll pop down in to the joint between the floor fabric and tube.
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I can see the tubes aren't fully inflated so I'd do that and leave it overnight before judging the crinkles which should be all gone.

Re the floor on the face of it seems to have the same problem as the one I returned for swap... but...

You can't fully judge until you have the tubes and floor to full pressure and support the bow/tube ends so the floor isn't being pushed up by resting on the ground.

As Richard says above the floor edges would ideally pop into the interface between tube and outer floor skin... however it does seem over the years the floor has become thicker and they are being made with the floor "V" rather more narrow so there is a tendancy for the floor to fail to pop down and purely be restrained by the straps which isn't ideal from a "mechanical forces" aspect.
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Last few digits are j516.

I've pumped it right up (deflated first) and tried to push the floor into place. Still not there though

There is a big gap at the front of the boat (6inches) where the air floor doesn't reach the front of the boat.

Haven't tried standing on the floor yet.

There are definitely a couple of small cracks in the material and it is darker around them as if it's been glued and dirt has stuck to the glue
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