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Old 18 May 2013, 13:19   #1
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I've got sea water dripping from between the hull & lower tube joint. It only happens when the nose of the trailer is down ie with the jockey wheel fully retracted I guess allowing the water to run "down hill" if you see what I mean.
Tubes have just been fitted and my thoughts are that there shouldn't be a leak/water path between the hull flange and the tubes.
What is the opinion on this? Ok or not ok?
You can just see the water running down the hull in the photo.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 18 May 2013, 19:17   #2
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Probably best to call the people who fitted the tubes.
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Old 19 May 2013, 02:45   #3
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Done that, they say its not unusual. But wanted a second opinion.....
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Is that the outside? If it is along the portion of the join that is wet when at speed, you'll get water in through the leak while running. Where it goes after that depends on the boat; on mine it exits at the rear of the deck, and pools there (until you get enough to flood the openings to the bilge, which are way forward.)

I had a portion of the join (about a foot to 18" long) come loose; amazing the amount of water that was forced through the gap to the inside of the boat; ran through the gaps front and back (upper tube to hull join kept it from coming directly in); looking like a fountain at either end. Dropped the trunks and slowed down; was just able to keep up with the inflow.

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I've got sea water dripping from between the hull & lower tube joint. It only happens when the nose of the trailer is down ie with the jockey wheel fully retracted I guess allowing the water to run "down hill" if you see what I mean.
Tubes have just been fitted and my thoughts are that there shouldn't be a leak/water path between the hull flange and the tubes.
What is the opinion on this? Ok or not ok?
You can just see the water running down the hull in the photo.

Thanks in advance.
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Hope your well...

If you just had the tubes done, I would be taking that back...there is a lot of glue on show there, not that neat a job, and dont let them fob you off with it being somehow "ok". I had a retube from Humber, it didnt leak, I wouldnt have expected it to leak. That gap will just get bigger over time. They need to put it right, and clean off some of that glue. It could also be that the join/seam has slipped as the glue seems to be an even distance from the overlap in the picture, or could just be messy. Either way, boat tubes shouldn't leak. there shouldnt be a gap between the hull and the tubes that lets in water. Ask them to put it right.
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Thanks for the replies!

I'm a little disappointed so far as they've not come up to the standard their reputation suggest.
It's going back on Tuesday for this and a few other niggles.
I'm sure (hope) they can sort it all out!
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Thanks for the replies!

I'm a little disappointed so far as they've not come up to the standard their reputation suggest.
It's going back on Tuesday for this and a few other niggles.
I'm sure (hope) they can sort it all out!
Whos the tube firm, just in case others have used them and really should check there own ribs for safetys sake
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