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Old 25 July 2013, 09:31   #11
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Thanks chaps, appreciate the input.

David - yes, valves to port, starboard and bow.

Its still up at pretty much the same pressure now for 16 hrs so it is odd. I'm out again Saturday so will see then and be sure to take the pump with me, as you all know the effort in getting everything ready and going out (dragging the family ) means the last thing you want is issues on the water.

I've checked all the outer valve rubber seals - all good and in perfect working order. Trying to manually 'flex' or distort the valve housing causes no leaks.
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Old 26 July 2013, 09:01   #12
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Oh well, a final 'pressure' update - down maybe 0.25 psi or less all round now another day on so it cannot be a tube hole, will see how it goes at the weekend and I'll carry the pump on the boat this time like I used to...
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Old 26 July 2013, 09:30   #13
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You won't have any issues.

Now that your taking the backup pump. :-)

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Old 11 August 2013, 18:54   #14
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Took the backup pump Saturday, 25 NM round to Beachy Head, some kneeboarding and playing in the waves later when the wind was up and yes it was perfect, no issues. Last time out must have been the valve cap loosened or similar. One cap is quite easy to turn compared to the others but kept an eye on it and all was well. Hit 17.9 kts too 1.5 up, you gotta love that little Tohatsu. 9.8.
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Is it the warm air in the tubes cooling down when in the water?
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Old 12 August 2013, 02:47   #16
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No, when this happened in the OP it was much more significant than that, all OK now though.
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Glad it was a nil cost "repair" Max. Such things are still worrying though while you try and get your head round what could possibly be the cause..
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