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Old 11 July 2020, 12:10   #1
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Pin size hole

I have developed pin size hole in the air floor of my Achilles. It's right above seem(on the side) where floor meets the pontoon. It's truly pin hole, maybe even smaller. Haven't lost any noticeable amount of air all day yesterday.

The floor is made of hypalon, my question is what should I do with it?

Make a complete patch? Put a dab of AquaSeal?

Thanks!
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Old 11 July 2020, 14:33   #2
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I had similar and despite being keen on a by the book patch repair tried a magic product from a tube and it's still holding fine over 18mths on.

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/challe...air-79857.html
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Old 11 July 2020, 14:36   #3
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I had similar and despite being keen on a by the book patch repair tried a magic product from a tube and it's still holding fine over 18mths on.

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/challe...air-79857.html
It has drop stitched floor, will injecting sealant still work? the pin hole is in the rear, furthest away from the air valve...
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Mine is drop stitch too. I could see the sealant was entering the pinhole to make a good plug seal... but nowhere near enough to run in and interfere with the stitching.
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Old 11 July 2020, 18:47   #5
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I have inspected the pin hole again and it seems like there is another layer... so whatever made it (I'm guessing rock that was stuck between tube and floor) didn't puncture it completely and very small amount of air seeps through the thin layer of inner material.

I slapped a 2x2" patch using 2 part glue... expensive but that thing is not coming off
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