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Old 09 June 2014, 21:16   #1
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Maybe some grey duct tape will patch her right up.
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Old 09 June 2014, 22:50   #2
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Alright, so what is the story? A Great White bite the boat? You stalled in front of a super tanker?

Where did you launch from? Looks nice and clean.
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Old 10 June 2014, 01:17   #4
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I noticed a tiny tiny leak coming from the right rear seam ever since I got the boat several weeks ago. I just topped it off every few days and didn't think too much about it. Today, cruising at 40+ mph with 4 people on board, I looked back to see the tube flopping around in the wake. It separated at the seam and looks like it tore it open as the water caught the seam, filled the tube and pulled it further apart. I tied the tube up out of the water and we had no problem continuing about 30 more miles before heading back to the Richmond marina.

I hope its repairable!
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Old 10 June 2014, 10:31   #5
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Sal's in Alameda might be a good resource. Only inflatable repair shop I'm aware of in the area.

jky

Should add: Unless you plan to tackle it yourself.
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Old 10 June 2014, 11:04   #6
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Had the same thing happen to me. Make sure that when repaired you make the material overlap so that the water runs smooth over the lap. When there is a leading edge against the flow of water, it does tend to try and peel it off.

Looks like your baffles have worked and still in good shape, as the rest of the tubes have stayed firm. That's a good start, as may be, the stern cone will be supple enough to glue and repair.
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I had a "bit of a woopsie" today with the SIB. Without going into the awful details - I ended the trip with a seagull feather and a matchstick plugging a minor but persistent leak in my portside rear section.

No feather/@rse jokes, plz
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Old 10 June 2014, 18:33   #8
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I had a "bit of a woopsie" today with the SIB. Without going into the awful details - I ended the trip with a seagull feather and a matchstick plugging a minor but persistent leak in my portside rear section.

No feather/@rse jokes, plz
I thought it was a daffodil and camera normally
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I had a "bit of a woopsie" today with the SIB. Without going into the awful details - I ended the trip with a seagull feather and a matchstick plugging a minor but persistent leak in my portside rear section.

No feather/@rse jokes, plz
So, would you recommend a seagull feather and a matchstick compulsory safety kit now Mr Admin ;-)
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So, would you recommend a seagull feather and a matchstick compulsory safety kit now Mr Admin ;-)
There was my problem in a nutshell - SIB and repair kit had become separated! A quick survey of the locale turned up a fairly sturdy quill and a spent match. These plugged the holes quite well and I was able to proceed. For the record, I was doing a small inshore job and not putting to sea sporting a jaunty feather in my hole
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