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Old 24 September 2015, 16:57   #1
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Tube deflated in rough weather

Came back to port after an hour caught out in a pretty heavy storm and moored the boat for the night. In the morning one of my aft tubes was almost fully deflated and I feared the worst (puncture!) but inflated it back up. Since then (couple of months ago) it has not lost any air whatsoever..!

Anyone any idea on a possible cause for this?

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Old 24 September 2015, 17:04   #2
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crud in a valve that cleared when you re-inflated the tube.
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Had a similar experience once with a borrowed 12' Zodiac; one chamber deflated while trailering home. Was fine after inflating. As near as I could tell, a valve failed, (surmising here) probably the diaphragm slipped past the valve frame.

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could have been dust cap loose [final seal] you then tightened it up after inflation possibly undo it again to prove.
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could have been dirt or something in the valve preventing it from sealing and the cap might have come off in the very rough seas .I would remove the cap and cover the valve with soapy water just to check .should be leafield valves which should seal without the cap on .if you get bubbles in centre of valve try washing out with 12mm paint brush and warm soapy water ,if this does not work get a leafield C7 repair kit
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