Originally Posted by Lewy
just blew up my newly purchased 2nd hand Yamaha 360S the other day and heard a buzzing noise like a bee!
Turns out there's a small air leak from the bow tube on one of the seams on the inside of the boat. i may have slightly over pressurized it the first time and after awhile the air sound seemed to go but i have noticed since that the tube, whilst by no means hugely deflated, has lost some air to a level i would probably need to top up on a regular basis.
Does anyone have a good solution to carrying out a repair under the seam?
Use to use Sikaflex on my old rib with pretty good results.
Don't know the actual boat but I assume that it is a SIB?
If so you can get some internal latex based sealer. Squirt it in through the valve, inflate and roll the boat over so they the pressure pushes the liquid into the leak, I have used it and it works.
Cant remember the name but Rib Shop sell it.