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Old 11 January 2015, 07:40   #1
Country: UK - England
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Leaking tube

Hi, I am looking at buying a 5m humber approx 2001. The seller has been very honest and told me that one of the tubes needs topping up after a few days, it has been like this for two years and not got any worse or caused any issues on the water. How worried should I be about this? Should I walk away? I gues it could be a easy fix if its somewhere easy to get at. or does it need fixing? Could it be possible that the leak can not be got to without the tube been removed?
Many thanks.

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Old 11 January 2015, 17:20   #2
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Engine: Suzuki 140
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On a 14 year old boat I wouldn't expect things to be as new. If it's just topping up after a couple of days it wouldn't concern me. If it goes from full pressure to completely flat in a couple of days then it will need repairing.

Over the rest of the winter I'd repair any seams that may seem loose around edges.

I've had several older ribs requiring topping up with air every few days and they never got any worse.

Hope this helps.
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