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Old 15 May 2012, 14:32   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: bristol
Boat name: my girl
Make: rib x
Length: 6m +
Engine: evenrude e-tec 175hp
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hi i have a rib x 640 with pvc tubes.they loose pressure and i need to pump them up twice if out all day.i am thinking of having new tubes fitted but can anyone tell me the best way to go.the rib is 2005 and in very good condition the tubes look very nice but loose pressure.
is there any way i can save them

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Old 15 May 2012, 14:55   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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Thats not old for a set of toobs. Pvc or Hypolon. Try using soapy water to locate the loss of air. It could be leaky valves. Check they are seated properly!

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Old 16 May 2012, 12:14   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Make: Lomac
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Engine: Honda 50
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It would definitely be worth checking the valve seating before thinking about spending money. Did you get a valve spanner with the boat?
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