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Old 09 August 2020, 02:17   #1
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Is my new boat wrecked?

Hi All,

Dipped my first toe into entry-level SIBs/RIBs this week with a secondhand Seahawk Sport 400. All was going great until...

Yesterday, two large bulges appeared on the seams whilst it was inflated but not in the water. These are around 15cm long in the photo and it looks even worse when inflated. Iím assuming this is due to the extreme heat yesterday creating excess pressure. The material appears to have permanently deformed. No improvement this morning. Iím so disappointed! What do you think I should do?

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Old 09 August 2020, 02:37   #2
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Used to see similar often at work with the old Avon sibs before they popped the seam, albeit looks like a different material.

Fabric has stretched, suspect you will need to live with it assuming it isn't leaking and fabric is not very thin there?

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Old 10 August 2020, 11:33   #3
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Iíd like to see it inflated to full pressure. How hot was it when inflated and the high temperature when it happened.
Do you know the exact pressure you inflated too?
With this info we can figure out what pressure it got to.
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Old 10 August 2020, 13:21   #4
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That looks bad, and ready to fail. A large patch over the top of the entire area might be the only solution.

As suggested above a photo at full pressure will be more telling.
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