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Old 22 March 2007, 11:06   #1
Country: USA
Town: Orange County, CA
Boat name: Blue Steel
Make: Motomar
Length: 6m +
Engine: Outboard 90hp
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7
Repair Question?

I recently bought a 1989 motomar 6m Rib. It looks like my baffles are blown and there are a few air leaks and 1 water leak in the right tube. Does anyone know any clever solutions other than basic repair?

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Old 22 March 2007, 11:40   #2
Country: Canada
Town: Toronto
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 45
Try searching the forums for "Gemini". I seem to recall some discussion about bladders that could be inserted inside the tubes that are clamped in place by the inflation valve. Could be an economical fix for blown baffles. Opening the tube to replace a baffle is a big job. A proper patch for the air leak will require the same material the tube is made with and the correct adhesive. Do you know if the tube is made with hypalon or PVC coated fabric?

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Old 23 March 2007, 05:40   #3
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Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
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I will have a post up in the next few days about an alternative repair method as I have just received a big box from Mr Tilley
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