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Old 14 July 2011, 14:35   #21
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screw out the valve and put your finger in the hole fi you feel the fibres ?

after looking around seems you have over inflated the floor to cause the bubble

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Old 14 July 2011, 14:46   #22
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yup feel the fibers... Feels like rope almost.

Oh yes it's possible that's what's been done. It occurred with just a little air in it when I first filled it, but it's quite possible someone has over inflated it before. I didn't look much at that part before I bought it sadly.

Any ideas what can be done? Nothing? Throw it away?
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Old 14 July 2011, 14:50   #23
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its hard to go above 11psi even with the 2 stage foot pump , and the electrics like bravo stop at 11.5 , so its baffling me why its happenend !
but can imagine it will just getter bigger now its started and you need the pressure to get a good rigid floor which is fundemental to these boats, ron hale marine are authorised bombard repairers they may have an explanation you can send them a photo!
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Old 14 July 2011, 14:52   #24
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Maybe someone has used a big old compressor for it before? Pushed in 50 psi or something... I'll have a try with them.
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read some where its either get a new floor or get some marine play cut to size and make to go over the top ? make sure you spend time sanding the edges .... supose there is the option of getting some realy good 2 part glue cut a peice of ply to the same shape as the damaged air deck and stick it to it ?
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A new air floor will cost a fortune - best solution is to find a wooden floor from the same boat complete with all the stringers or create a new ply floor in one piece, except for the bow section which will need to be able to flex.
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Old 15 July 2011, 02:50   #27
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Yes I suppose that's right. How will this bubble affect the boat for now, won't it handle?
I so wish I had seen this before I bought it.
There's no way to stop it from keeping unlaminate?
There's not different layers in there that's gluable with some open surgery?
So damn sad since I found that the leak is not that bad AND not difficult to patch.
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Old 15 July 2011, 02:57   #28
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read some where its either get a new floor or get some marine play cut to size and make to go over the top ? make sure you spend time sanding the edges .... supose there is the option of getting some realy good 2 part glue cut a peice of ply to the same shape as the damaged air deck and stick it to it ?
Yes I've been thinking of plywood.. No idea how I would make that work or look ok.. Theres no stiff plastic material that could hold the bubble down?
Have you seen anyone mentioning doing something similar?

I wonder if it's gotten loose both up and down or just on one side. I suppose it's the glue or whatever in there that's lost it's struggle, not the actual fibers going bust? Guess that's no help though.
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To be honest Patrik (as per all the recent 'which boat' topics and eBay links) I would just get a boat that is in perfect condition - there are so many 2.7m to 3.4m Zodiacs/Quicksilver etc SIBs listed every day on eBay that are virtually as new and barely used and sell for 400 - 600 having cost the original owner 1200 - 1400 a few years back. That way you have zero worries or hassle and you are straight out on the water. It can be fun doing up an old boat if you have the skills/time and you get it for peanuts of course but...
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if the floor is fooked the boat is useless and i dont see how you will ever get it ridgid with the bubble think its most likely to get bigger , a new floof is going to be at least a grand so thats not really justifiable, ply floor i think is unrealistic i did wonder though wether it would be possiblie construct as sleeve/ box out of perspex or ply or some other way , that slips over the back to compress the bubble would be a bit of work probably woundnt look to great but my do a job, think it would have to be something along these lines
speak to ron hale marine see if this is known to them , these boats do come with a 5 year manufacturers warranty , i had my 420 back to bombard on 3 occasions under warranty, how old is the boat just check the plate on it should have a date there
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