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Old 21 March 2011, 14:26   #1
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Thundercat tube repair. please help

hi I am to the forum so hello to all.

I have got myself a Thundercat which is awesome however the main tube and hijacker seems to be going flat. I have pumped them up and it takes around 72 hours to deflate. I have done the soapy water test around all the tube and valves and found a small hole which I have repaired with araldite. so does any one have any suggestion on how to find the hole or holes and also what is the best product to repair this with?

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Old 21 March 2011, 15:14   #2
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Your Thundercat is made of PVC fabric and to do a proper repair you need two pack PVC glue and ideally prep it with MEK. You can find them both on our website http://rib-shop.com/prodtype.asp?PT_...ageHistory=cat

The best way to find the leak is to pump it up to around 1 psi and use water with washing up liquid and a brush.
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Shouldn't be too hard to do. I helped my mate do his PVC RIB with RIBshop stuff, that MEKs good stuff, smells great!
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Sort of the aromatic version of sugar of lead: quite pleasant as it kills you (or in the case of MEK, your brain cells...) Use a bit of restraint while huffing the stuff.


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thank you very much i will try and find the holes. if i cant find any is there any other explanation for the boat going down.

also the steering on the outboard is so stiff at low speed is there anythink simple i can do. its a Yamaha 50 hp 2001?

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Check out the liquid latex on the Thundercat Racing Fourm:-

http://www.thundercatinflatable.com.au/forum/index.php

http://www.thundercatinflatable.com....ead.php?t=2474

http://www.thundercatinflatable.com....ead.php?t=2333
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