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Old 20 October 2018, 08:57   #1
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Avon Searider 5.4

Hi All

I have an Avon searider 5.4 light grey tubes and large black patches, there seems to be an air leak coming from under one of the black patches if you spray the washing up liquid mix air bubbles come out the side of the patch,
what would be the best way to fix it, would a hot air gun re-melt the glue and then roller it back down or do I take of the whole patch (how is this done) and re-glue it back down,
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Old 20 October 2018, 17:02   #2
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Hi nick
Do you have any pictures of the patch itself?
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Old 21 October 2018, 09:29   #3
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Thanks for coming back to me I will try to upload some photos,

Sorry, it's asking for a URL no idea on that, I can email a couple of photos if that's ok.


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Old 21 October 2018, 10:06   #4
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Use a heat gun and peel off the patch. Sand both sides and clean. Then use bostik 2 part Hypalon glue. One thin layer on each side and wait 10 mis max. Use your knuckle to test it, it should be tacky and stay on the patch/tube
Another thin layer of 2 part glue. Wait again
Then place back on and roller it on puching hard extracting all the glue.
Blow the tube up at least to 2 psi then roller again.
Good luck
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Hi Nick, sorry to jump on your thread but you seemed a good person to ask lol. Im after my first boat and seen this on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avon-Sear...sAAOSwz5pbno73

I was wondering what you thought about the price and if you could offer any 'owners advice' when going to buy one? Thanks a mill!

Or if anyone else has any input it would be gratefully appreciated!!
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Sorry, it's asking for a URL no idea on that, I can email a couple of photos if that's ok.
I believe you have to go to Advanced and then attach a photo using the paperclip object.

It's not very intuitive unfortunately.
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Old 21 October 2018, 18:09   #7
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Old 22 October 2018, 17:34   #8
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Cheers Matt, Thanks for all that great info, Nick
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Thanks GuyC, I think it worked, Nick
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