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Old 24 April 2011, 04:58   #1
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Awkward leak

I've a small leak in the bow tube of my SR4 - the problem being it's on the inside of the tube somewhere behind the strip of hypalon which fixes the tube to the hull.

Any suggestions?

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Old 24 April 2011, 06:16   #2
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The tube on your Searider is constructed with the seam at the bottom rather than it being behind the rubbing strake which is the most common build method.
Your best bet would be to use Sealflex from Polymarine as it can be tipped in and will cover the seam area which is more than likely where the leak is coming from.
Before doing this though it might be worth checking for damage around the front strip, if it has been knocked it may have pinched the tube and put a hole i it.
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Old 25 April 2011, 12:48   #3
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Thanks for the tip - bought a 500ml bottle this morning put 1/3rd in the tube and drove the rib around on the trailer to slosh it about.

Back out on the water this afternoon and no sign of the leak so far - fingers crossed that it's done the trick.
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