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Old 14 October 2005, 17:13   #1
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small leaks in tubes

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have 3 small leaks in bow section of tubes,below the protecton rubber that goes around rib these are on the seam tapes that run virtical,quite hard to get at cleanly,any idears about repairs please
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Old 14 October 2005, 22:45   #2
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u might not wanna ask that...i did about my SIB and some ppl got mad lol...
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have 3 small leaks in bow section of tubes,below the protecton rubber that goes around rib these are on the seam tapes that run virtical,quite hard to get at cleanly,any idears about repairs please
some advice to help you

if you can, take a picture of the area where the leak is and mark it if possible, also take a bigger pic of the boat and then folks who are expert in repairs will be able to give you advice, identify the tube type etc or at least the boat type and manufacturer, you will then find people will be very happy to help.
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hugh is right pics of leak and make of boat are essntial in order to give proper advice alternatively phone me on 07815 144269 and i may be able to help over the phone .
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stul is this the secondhand narwhal ,if so and it has the original tubes then your leak is more than likely under the rubbing strake itself along the main seam of the tube .if the leak is very slow ie it does not affect a days useage leave well alone if it deflates within a few hours it will be a nasty job to do
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Just a thought,

Could you use some kind of tube slime etc and put it in the tube of the rib from the valve, deflate the tube and try to massage the stuff over to the suspected pin holes to block them off. Then you can inflate the tubes, and maybe the pressure will push the stuff through and seal off the hole. I know we have this stuff here in the US for that type of job. The issue would be being able to rotate the tubes to get the stuff to cover the holes. OR maybe put it in and go for some rough wave jumping with hard decelerations to get it all over the place inside there ;-)
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Just a thought,

Could you use some kind of tube slime etc and put it in the tube of the rib from the valve, deflate the tube and try to massage the stuff over to the suspected pin holes to block them off. Then you can inflate the tubes, and maybe the pressure will push the stuff through and seal off the hole. I know we have this stuff here in the US for that type of job. The issue would be being able to rotate the tubes to get the stuff to cover the holes. OR maybe put it in and go for some rough wave jumping with hard decelerations to get it all over the place inside there ;-)
Thanks for info - intend to try local firm with this type of product - hadn't thought of the rough wave jumping but sounds like a good idea !

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u might not wanna ask that...i did about my SIB and some ppl got mad lol...
Thanks for reply - feel a bit mad myself !
ps ? what does SIB stand for

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hugh is right pics of leak and make of boat are essntial in order to give proper advice alternatively phone me on 07815 144269 and i may be able to help over the phone .

Thanks for your help - working on it !

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sib - Soft Inflatable Boat. Like a tender with an air keel
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