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Old 28 March 2012, 15:46   #1
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Tube overinflation

Has anyone else had a problem with the tubes on their RIB overinflating with this hot weather ? I ended up having to let some of the air out as they became "rock solid" but then in the evening they became soft and re-inflated again the next morning. Is it safe to allow the tubes to become over inflated due to the sort of temperatures we have been getting or is there a risk of them bursting ?
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Old 28 March 2012, 16:41   #2
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What I forgot to mention is that my rib is sat on its trailer in the garden while I am doing a re-furb. On monday I put a thermomiter on top of the tube and got a surface reading of 83 deg farenheit.
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I have black tubes and it's on drying mooring I always deflate slightly before leaving if on cold day...

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I always semi-deflate the Searider when leaving it too.
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I too deflate my tubes before leaving the boat in the sun. If I owned a worthy boat, I would install OPV's (Over Pressure Valves) into each chamber. Much cheaper than a blown tube.
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I blew a seam and a baffle leaving the boat on the trailer in the sun.

If it is at all warm, I soften the tubes as soon as it comes out of the water.

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Old 29 March 2012, 16:16   #8
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I too deflate my tubes before leaving the boat in the sun. If I owned a worthy boat, I would install OPV's (Over Pressure Valves) into each chamber. Much cheaper than a blown tube.
Hi Peter, what do OVPs cost and where can you get them? I am not sure if it would be cost effective fitting them on an early SR M4 ?
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I used to let them down a fair bit in the summer when it was on the trailer.
But since I had it retubed I have got pressure relife valves fitted, but saying that it was very hard in the sun today.
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I got pressure relief valves in my new one because the Humber tubes used to get rock solid in direct sunlight with black wear patches on them. The PRV's blow off on a sunny day, even in our temps here, so they are well worth having. I've never heard them go, but if you get hot weather > cold weather the tubes are usually soft.
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