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Old 30 March 2013, 07:17   #1
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sib club casualty..

Just got the 380 out....

Puncture in left tube :-(...

I'm not going to talk about it...but it was going soft on the way back from Studland...
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Old 30 March 2013, 08:28   #2
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Just got the 380 out....

Puncture in left tube :-(...

I'm not going to talk about it...but it was going soft on the way back from Studland...
Perfect moment for the Burton clamseal to shine....

Barton Marine - Products - The clamseal


....must have been quite scary though! Were you on your own?
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Old 30 March 2013, 08:31   #3
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Old 30 March 2013, 08:41   #4
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I noticed some general softness creeping in, but put it down to the day getting colder but thought nothing of it .

Got the boat out yesterday for some TLC and the pump couldn't get to full pressue ...so heard the hiss and found it....guess I must have clipped something in the water...all sorted now.

No drama as I didnt know until yesterday on the drive !
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Old 01 April 2013, 08:13   #5
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Just done some real looking at the 380...whatever I hit has done a real number on one tube....it may be terminal

A few sets of double impact points...= 8 tiny holes....

Am going to be spurred on by Nashers 380 fixes and get some PVC in the week to see what can be done...

Anyone got a 380 for sale ? or matching red PVC & glue
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Plan is to put a full length second layer/patch along the bottom (the bit in the water) in black PVC about a foot wide, proabably overlapping a few sections as it would be a 9ft run each side and should make it easier for me to glue succesfully in the garage with the fan heaters going to get the temp up.

This will cover the holes and give me more protection in the future.

Any comments or anyone see any problems with this ?

Reckon the PVC will cost me about 100 and whatever for some glue and acetone to wipe it all clean, but should give the boat another few good years of SIBCLUB action.

If it fails I'll get another from somewhere and flog the holy one for the spare PVC and good air floor...

Better read up on PVC repairs for next weekend !
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bring the boat in the house for the week to get it nice and warm/dry for when you do the repair next weekend.
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Take it to a pro! PVC is a mare!

Whatever you do one side do the same on the other
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Would do same both sides....closest pro is RIBSHOP....but its all about cost ! Its not a 585.....(yet)
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bring the boat in the house for the week to get it nice and warm/dry for when you do the repair next weekend.
Indeed. Perfect opportunity for another 'Boat in the house' photo shoot!

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Preparation is key, coupled with a fresh brew and patience!
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