We took the inflatable on a stretch of canal (not navigable, due to lots of weed, but we only tried it in around 35-40 metres of stretch) to test out the boat, and I noticed that between the slatted floor, there was a trickle of water coming in. Putting a (gentle) bit of pressure with the foot seemed to increase it. Over the half hour or so it did not come in enough to reach our feet (which were of course on the slats) but I am wondering two things (maybe three).
Is this normal?
Would the tubes keep us safe even if the floor got flooded out? (bailing bucket or jug will be on board, just in case).
When washing it down I looked at the bottom of the floor, which appeared sound, with no gravel tears etc, and no obvious coming away of the tube-floor at any point.
As an aside, we also noticed the tubes were not as solid as when we started, but I think probably taking a clamshell and topping them up whilst on the water, as temperature. atmospheric pressure and sun can alter the pressure?
Many thanks in advance for advice/input on this; we hope to take it on the bay next, when we get millpond forecast
It's a 2.6m Wetline ECO slatted floor.....