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Old 12 August 2015, 12:44   #1
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pouros tubes???

Hello,Our dive boat is a Tornado craft,5.5 metres problem is we are loosing air from both sides,i have found the problem but not the solution,we used to cover with a tarpaulin which covered the whole boat up to the A frame,so now looking at the stern cones they are a different colour,and when i covered with Fairy liquid i can see very small bubbles indicating porosity? the rest of the tubes are very good,so i am wondering wether there is a sealant or something similar to stop the air from escaping,i have looked at polymarine products paint however this is used for a cosmetic effect,i need a sealant???? any hep would be apreciated..thanks in advance,Mel,we now have a fully tailored cover,
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Old 12 August 2015, 12:57   #2
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Hi. I've just bought some Seal skin from rib store do do my inflatable kayak. Not sure how easy it would be on a 5.5m boat though.(impossable I would have thought)you have to move the tube around to get it to cover the inside of the tube where the leaks are.. 15.99 enough to do a 2.4 to 2.7m tube.
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Thanks for that,however no chance of swishing anything around,
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Just get the cones replaced, not a big job or overly expensive.
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pour in some poly marine leak sealant then take the rib out for a good thrashing that will slosh it around
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Old 18 August 2015, 05:45   #6
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Seal skin worked a treat. I used 1/2 the bottle in the 3m tube. now holding pressure like a good un. It might be worth doing what Paul advised. It wont do any harm, and could save a bit of work.
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