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richiebrunn 18 July 2011 15:26

Northcraft rib
 
Hi all
I have a just put my rib into the marina but the tubes go flat after a couple of days. When it was stored in the warehouse the tubes would lose a little bit of air but nowhere near as much as they do now.What are your thoughts on what the problem could be? Cheers Richie

Bigmuz7 19 July 2011 02:02

Without stating the obvious .. crap tube work .. I had a seasport 5.8 from the 99 ..2000 era and it did exactly the same since it was brand new .. quite depressing really.

Touching the cold water doesnt help, but it sure defeats the purpose of a RIB. The last RIB I had was a Valiant, and by contrast, it never had a puff of air in its tubes in 2 years straight.

You could have a hunt and try to eliminate the worst ones my port aft tube was the worst on that boat,.. use soapy water and look for leaks at tube seams, valves, and around scores or marks, and you could maybe elimate the worst offenders to keep them up for longer

richiebrunn 19 July 2011 10:19

Thats my next step put the boat back on the trailer. Have bought new valves and will change them, just cant understand how it stays up for so long in the warehouse were it is stored

Nick Hearne 19 July 2011 10:33

If it has pressure relief valves fitted these may be venting off on the hot sunny days we get this time of year, for you to come along & find it deflated after!
This would not happen to the same extent if under cover & out of the sun as the temp will be at a more constant level!

willk 19 July 2011 10:42

The leaks that occurred in the store will loose air even quicker when the pressure builds up in the sunlight.

richiebrunn 11 September 2011 07:31

Just thought a would update on the situation Spoke to john at Northcraft and was informed that the rib was polyurathane and not hypalon as a thought so decided on getting it retubed. Took it back to Northcraft and was really impressed with the job that has been done, have now got the job ov putting the boat back together

Bigmuz7 11 September 2011 12:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by richiebrunn (Post 420520)
Just thought a would update on the situation Spoke to john at Northcraft and was informed that the rib was polyurathane and not hypalon as a thought so decided on getting it retubed. Took it back to Northcraft and was really impressed with the job that has been done, have now got the job ov putting the boat back together

Who did the work, and how much was it if you dont mind me asking ?

richiebrunn 11 September 2011 13:06

Took it back to John at Northcraft in hull and was just shy of 2000

jezza2011 11 September 2011 13:36

Was that for Hypalon or PU??

richiebrunn 11 September 2011 14:25

That was for hypalon


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