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Old 25 May 2010, 03:23   #1
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Yet another deflating tube question

Hi all

Having soaped and patched last week and was confident that my old sr4 was now holding air very well. In fact no sign of any pressure loss in over four days.. I thought she deserved some wet time and last night I took her for her first sea trials.

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Arrived at slip to find on the drive the front compartment gad gone soft. Pumped andcwent to sea. All super fine. It had dropped about 15 degrees from first pump to getting out if water so saw a little softer but had not obviously list anything. Pumped again and drove home. At home again front compartment had definately lost air. Pumped at home and went out again at about six thisnorning and still hard.

Could it be the vibration of driving?? Or does my driving scare my rib.
No leake just gies soft in transit. Any ideas.

Thanks guys.
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Old 25 May 2010, 06:34   #2
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Dodgy inflation valve which is leaking when there is vibration?
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Old 25 May 2010, 07:16   #3
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mmmm my thought also. sods law, that was the one of the three that i did not replace as it was not leaking.....
job for the weekend then.

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Old 25 May 2010, 14:55   #4
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searider

Probably the cold air hitting it whilst towing as the bow is the first contact ever put your hand out thewindow whilst driving?- it gets cold very quickly!
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Old 25 May 2010, 18:25   #5
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hi bob

I hadnt thought of that, very good point.
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