Has hot weather burst my RIB?
During the recent autumnul cooling of the weather I pumped up my tubes a bit as they were looking flabby on my Novamarine RH450. Then we got the recent warmer spell, and you guessed it the expansion has ruptured one of my tubes somewhere. It's not a fast leak, probably takes half an hour before it goes down noticably, so the boat is still usable, just incredibly anoying as The boat has zero repairs and I have not had to put air in it all summer.
Is there an expansion valve somewhere that could be letting the air out. I can't find the leak, where do they normally go when they are overinflated? I hope it''s not gone in the end of the tube thats not accessible where it butts to the other one! the inflation valve for the offending section is not leaking, nor can I find any other leak on the visible bits of the tube.
This must happen a lot to people. Do any ribs have pressure relief valves to prevent such damage?