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Old 26 February 2012, 07:36   #1
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Dytiscus Rubra + tt
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Patching advise

I have a very small split in a tube which is along one of the main rear transom bonding strips. It almost looks like that someone has been careless trimming in the past and snagged the main fabric with a knife. Its weeping only and is about 10mm long. I think I will fill in the edge with a small patch at 1st so the main patch that I put on covers the lot which will avoid there being a ridge/void where the tear is (hard to explain) sorry !!
Hope my theory is good? but I wondererd how is best to put the patches on ? Do you let it down completely this would be hard to do due to the location or do you let it down until the pressure does not make the hole leak ?
All the best, Colin.

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Old 26 February 2012, 10:18   #2
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Hi Colin

It would be best to draw around the patch and sand with pressure in the Tube, let a bit of pressure out, glue it, stick the Patch on and then deflate fully and apply pressure if practical. Then leave it for at least 24 hrs.

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