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Old 04 May 2016, 11:29   #1
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Replacement Bombard 380 Inflatable deck

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I can get a new inflatable floor for a Bombard 380 by any chance ? I have searched online and can not seem to find it in a spares site anywhere.

Any suggestions ? Thanks all..
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Old 04 May 2016, 11:35   #2
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Almost impossible to find unless Zodiac would supply a new one... and what might that cost 300-400-500... more??

What's wrong with yours as they can be repaired?
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Old 04 May 2016, 11:51   #3
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Hi Fenlander, thanks for the reply.

I am struggling to get it repaired and I cant find where it is seeping from. Is it the sort of thing that I should be able to find somewhere that they will check it over for me ? What do you think ?
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Old 04 May 2016, 12:07   #4
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Zodiac would probably want more than the cost of a decent second-hand BAT just for the floor.

Some really bad ones have been repaired over the years on here. Just take the floor out, pump it up to 11-12 psi, and go all round with a plant sprayer filled with soapy water. Usually they have small leaks as the seams if anywhere.
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Old 04 May 2016, 12:10   #5
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It may not be a terrible job depending where it's leaking.

You need to take the floor right out and inflate to pressure. make up a fairy liquid solouion strong enough to whip up into frothy bubbles. Then spread these over each side of each panel in turn and you will find the leak as the bubbles in that area expand. If you still cant see it then it could only be a seam under the floor joining flap so squirt a fairy solution down there and look with a torch.

Any SIB repairer should be able to sort this for you if you don't fancy the job.

You are the wrong end of the country or I'd happily have looked for you.
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Old 05 May 2016, 17:56   #6
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i did some pretty complex repairs to my aerotec floor and i am a complete novice. some good posts on this site. i would recommend doing the repairs indoors.

as mentioned previously, spray soapy water all over and triple check for bubbles.
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Old 05 May 2016, 18:01   #7
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i did some pretty complex repairs to my aerotec floor and i am a complete novice. some good posts on this site. i would recommend doing the repairs indoors.

as mentioned previously, spray soapy water all over and triple check for bubbles.
or failing that, drop it to me in dartmouth or bideford and i would be happy to repair it for a small consideration. i can send you pics of the sort of repairs i did to mine.

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Old 06 May 2016, 04:12   #8
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Almost impossible to find unless Zodiac would supply a new one... and what might that cost 300-400-500... more??

What's wrong with yours as they can be repaired?
I asked Zodiac for a quote about a year ago: 1150,- euro's.
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I really don't know what caused the damage to mine before I bought it. Basically it had two very fine cuts in it towards the rear corners. Something very fine and sharp by the looks of them.

I store mine flat, up in the rafters of my shed these days. I can see the floors possibly splitting when folded or rolled up once they reach a certain age, as the PVC gradually gets a little less flexible.

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Thanks for all of the replies guys, sorry for replying so late !!
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