Originally Posted by brinky
According to original paperwork it is hypalon...
Is it to risky to use before repairing? Was taking it on holiday at the weekend 😠
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7
It might hold, but might not if its the cone seam, Ive had one that failed and filled the entire port tube with sea water whilst under way, if your a good bit off shore, thats going to give you a big problem, depending on how your boat is rigged with flotation else where.
Probably wise advice there from Bigmuz but:
(1) It sounds from your original post that it is a very slow leak? Many people go to sea with tubes which go limp within 24 hours. If they go limp within 1-2 hours that is a bit more serious.
(2) It depends where you are planning to go. There's a big difference between getting a blown tube 10 miles from shore, and a mile off a beach.
(3) If your boat has 5 tube sections then even if both the rear ones go you should be fine - although it won't make for a relaxing trip!
(4) If you are not confident that the baffles between tube sections are sound don't go a failure in the rear will quickly become flat everywhere.
Assuming the idea is to stop it worsening during use would some duck tape over the join serve as temporary protection to stop further erosion ?