Does anyone have a cunning plan to cure leaks between tube chambers? the searider keeps pressure for several weeks but if I pump up one of the three portside chambers they all inlate - effectively it is now a three chamber boat so not too alarming safety wise but would be good to fix hopefully without a retubing bill!
George, are you absolutely sure that you have a leak between chambers? On all the RIBs that I've been on, if you pump up one chamber it will affect the adjacent one and so on. This is because the "dome" at the end of the chamber you are inflating presses on the dome at the end of the adjacent chamber, compresses it and therefore appears to inflate the adjacent chamber as well.
I noticed one of my tubes has a slow leak into the adjacent tube as well. I think its probably nothing to worry about unless it were a very big one. Even then I probably wouldn't want to tear into it to fix. I had deflated completely the adjacent tube and pumped the other up to 2.5 psi and over the night air leaked into the adjacent inflating it slowly. I guess its a good thing they have a small leak. You can see it as "intercommunicating valves" like a Zodiac