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Old 10 April 2013, 14:54   #21
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No it won't. It relies on centrifugal force to keep it spread around the tyre.
Unless all you do is this, and a lot faster...

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Old 10 April 2013, 15:03   #22
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Funny in my research I have come across some folk using this sort of stuff in leaky Ribs with some success so maybe not a terrible idea...
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Old 10 April 2013, 15:18   #23
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Funny in my research I have come across some folk using this sort of stuff in leaky Ribs with some success so maybe not a terrible idea...
It'll stop a small leak if it happens to be where the leak is.

It's liquid though, and the law of gravity means it's unlikely to be in the right place. It won't stop you drowning if you make a hole big enough that it can't seal it-and it won't take a very big hole before all it does is flows out.

Remember it's meant to work on tyres which are a lot thicker and tend to 'grab' things that penetrate them.
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It'll stop a small leak if it happens to be where the leak is.

It's liquid though, and the law of gravity means it's unlikely to be in the right place. It won't stop you drowning if you make a hole big enough that it can't seal it-and it won't take a very big hole before all it does is flows out.

Remember it's meant to work on tyres which are a lot thicker and tend to 'grab' things that penetrate them.
And such a small leak could be easily temporarily fixed with some duck tape. A bigger leak with a clamshell.
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And such a small leak could be easily temporarily fixed with some duck tape. A bigger leak with a clamshell.
You've got to be in a position to actually try and temporarily repair the leak though.
Being in a sib thats completely deflating isn't really the position to be in unless it's flat calm and shallow enough you can stand up.

If it's a big enough leak to use a clamshell-or you cut a hole big enough to use one-you're going to deflate pretty fast and your weight is probably going to send the boat under pretty quick.

Remember, all normal rules of having separate chambers don't apply. It'll potentially deflate as fast as it would if you opened the valves up and water pressure will force air out the lower in the water you sit.
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Nos - I'm in total agreement - but I'd fancy my chances of finding and duck taping any leak big enough to deflate it quicker / more successfully than 'self sealing fluids'. Personally I'd be passing it on (perhaps to someone who wants to use it as a tender and finds it an acceptable risk?).
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Nos - I'm in total agreement - but I'd fancy my chances of finding and duck taping any leak big enough to deflate it quicker / more successfully than 'self sealing fluids'.
So would I. I wouldn't rate my chances either way though.
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Personally I'd be passing it on (perhaps to someone who wants to use it as a tender and finds it an acceptable risk?).



I'd cut it into custom sized chunks for repair and sell it on ebay.
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I have seen a picture of someone who covered a whole inflatable in glass matting and epoxy
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