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Old 26 January 2015, 14:32   #1
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Guys, got a slow leak in my airdeck, it takes 8-10 hours for it to be noticeable, whats the best way to find it? The usual way, fill with water and look for bubbles would work inside but outside? Anything you can put in the deflated deck?
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Old 26 January 2015, 14:44   #2
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Remove airdeck from boat. Fill spray bottle with soapy water. Fill airdeck to full pressure. Spray soapy water around and look for leaks. After about 2 minutes usually the leaks will be noticeable.

Once leaks are found mark them. Rough up area, pre-wipe prep with proper solvent for material being patched, apply proper patch with two part glue.
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Old 26 January 2015, 14:51   #3
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Remove airdeck from boat. Fill spray bottle with soapy water. Fill airdeck to full pressure. Spray soapy water around and look for leaks. After about 2 minutes usually the leaks will be noticeable.

Once leaks are found mark them. Rough up area, pre-wipe prep with proper solvent for material being patched, apply proper patch with two part glue.
HP floors are a little tougher to do. The patch usually falls on a complex curve.

Nice post though, that'll get him in the right direction.

Check the valve mounting point, along the sides, and the topside of the floor.
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Old 26 January 2015, 15:00   #4
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Sea Bass are a bugger for putting holes in air floors. More than likely the top side as previously mentioned. Good luck.
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There's a milk you can buy from poly marine take the valve out poor in move around over leak let cure job done.
Try rib store too seen to remember one of them tell you how to repair leaks

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slooow leak

Thanks so far guys, I should have mentioned the air floor is fixed and part of the boat.

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Actually I should have mentioned start with the valve, as noted above. They often leak.
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