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Old 30 March 2012, 15:37   #1
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Ribcraft 4.8 leak!

Evening all,

I took the rib out this evening for just a quick run around teignmouth but going out the estuary i noticed a constant weep of water from the port bow area. I normally get a tiny trickle from when i washed it down at home from the previous outting but this seemed a constant trickle. I turned around and recovered the boat. However i cannot see any sign of water entry? The tubes are fine with no deflation so its not them. Could it be the join of the tube to the hull?

Many thanks in advance

Si
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Old 30 March 2012, 16:17   #2
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There's a glued hypalon seam that joins the tube and hull. Check the underside for areas that might have started to part.
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Thanks for the reply, i have looked underneath and i cant see any parts starting to peel away. cant see how it is managing to get in at the moment. Will have a good look in the morning and see if that sheds some light.
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Strange, it's usually the eyelet on the bow (trailer recovery hook) that leaks, are you sure it's not that ?
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You might be able to fill the boat with water and see where it leaks that way, be careful with the weight of the boat on the trailer though
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Old 31 March 2012, 02:37   #6
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I have checked the recovery eye because i thought it might be that to start with but all looks good. Will have a look and see whats what.
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