Originally Posted by Ian M
I am told by someone in the trade that for tube draggers a favourite is the tube to cone seam at the stern, where water can be forced in
Got to admit that I found it hard to believe, maybe someone on here has experience?
When I was a lad my father had one of the first Flatacraft force 4's, we had this problem during a holiday to devon.
After throwing it around a bit, as only a Force 4 can
we noticed one tube was significantly harder than the other, and that the RIB was listing slightly towards the side with the harder tube.
After dragging it up on the beach in front of the caravans we stayed in, we discovered that the tube was surprisingly full of water, and when poking around the seams a jet of water spurted out of the joint around the bottom where the cone met the main body of the tube.
We had to open the joint up to get the water out and perform a tricky repair.
Luckily all was well, and I've never experianced it since.