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Old 07 May 2015, 07:24   #1
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Chinook RIB - water leak in tube, Help pls!

hi all,
I am looking for some feedback on the tubes on a Chinook 5.5m rib. the issue I have is when motoring on the water it seems that water is seeping through the threading of the outer tube and then seeping into the hull again through the threading of the outer tube. is it possible to patch this threading?

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Old 10 May 2015, 04:08   #2
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Threading ...? Do you mean seams?

There will be glue in the seams. Seam glue tends to weaken over time. But depending on where and skill they can be reglued. Pictures may help.

A few people put some liquid latex into tubes. It seals small holes. Others think its the wrong approach.

However, for water to come out the tube into the hull? Seems odd. I think that's a separate leak. Could be on the tube to hull seam?
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Old 15 June 2015, 08:39   #3
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Threading ...? Do you mean seams?

There will be glue in the seams. Seam glue tends to weaken over time. But depending on where and skill they can be reglued. Pictures may help.

A few people put some liquid latex into tubes. It seals small holes. Others think its the wrong approach.

However, for water to come out the tube into the hull? Seems odd. I think that's a separate leak. Could be on the tube to hull seam?
Hi Shinyshoe,
thanks for your post and sorry for the delay in responding. you are correct, I meant seams. the tube hull seam look very intact and no sign of gaps etc. how do you use the liquid latex?
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I'd start with some soapy water on the inflated tubes. See if you can fund a specific leak...
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Old 15 June 2015, 14:57   #5
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Google ToobSeal YouTube.

Other latex sealants exist
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