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Old 31 July 2006, 09:44   #1
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Leaking Bladder Tank

Think I might have over filled my Nauta bladder tank and it is now leaking at one of the seams.

Does anyone know if this can be repaired as a new one costs about 170, which is a bit steep.
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Old 31 July 2006, 14:20   #2
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What material is it made of????
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Old 31 July 2006, 17:16   #3
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According to the website it is made of 840-Denier nylon fabric, coated on both sides with neoprene / nitrile Compound.
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Suggest you conatct manufacturer for correct repair adhesive. However I suspect that wet suit adhesive would be very suitable.
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Just an update on this one, I have managed to fix the tank.

I used a sharp knive and sliced open part of the handle so that the seam was exposed. I tried the repair glue that came with the boat but this was no good, I have since used superglue and it has stopped the leak.

I tested the tank by inflating it with air and closing the airvent so that the bladder stayed inflated; two days later it was still fully inflated.

Used it at the weekend only half filled it incase the fuel caused the glue to disolve and the leak started again, but so far no leaks!

It might not last for ever but will do as a temporay repair for the time being. My thanks to all who replied with suggestions.
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Old 21 August 2006, 15:42   #6
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I have since used superglue and it has stopped the leak

Fantastic stuff superglue. Use it for everything - solved my velco/pvc problem.Stuck my glasses with it 6 months ago and still OK.The only negative is that it is not cheap.

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The primary problem I see is that cyanoacrylates usually cure to a hard plastic-like material. Hard, as in cracking when flexed. I'd keep a close eye on the thing, but continue to use it (since it seems to be holding.)

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