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Old 04 October 2012, 04:04   #1
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Tube leak Valiant DR750

Hi guys,

I inherited an apparent leak on what appears to be one chamber on my boat when I bought her. I think it is on one particular chamber although this chamber goes down and also the adjacent chambers also sag somewhat. I assume this is due to the chamber ends being flexible. I had hoped this might be the valve and thus a relatively simple repair but I have pumped this chamber up and soapy water tested around the valve and found nothing. I then progressed around the taped joins and all stress points like grab rope securing points and found nothing. Finally I tried the whole section of fabric wondering about a pin hole somewhere but again nada.

I am at a loss as to where to look now and wondered whether I am missing something obvious.

Thanx in advance.
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Old 04 October 2012, 05:30   #2
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Found it!

Flippin split on the outside of the tube. Pumped it up to max pressure and the temp repair that the prior owner had completed parted a little more - revealing the split beneath the glue "patch". Errhum!
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Do you know what material it is made from?
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Yes I believe PVC. Stuck a patch on this morning and just hoping now......
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