Frayed and torn tube cover

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jimnorwood
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Frayed and torn tube cover

Post by jimnorwood » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:51 pm

I just received a new tube cover for my convertible but I was wondering if anybody else has had the same problem. The old tube cover ripped at the bow and stern near a seam at the bottom. I'd like to prevent this from happening again. The tube finally bulged through it. That's how I discovered it.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:05 pm

Very rare. Typically occurs due to over inflation or leaving the kayak out in the sun so that it over inflates itself.
These are the only times that blow outs are seen.

jimnorwood
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Post by jimnorwood » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:52 pm

That must be it. I did leave it in the sun a few times not aware of how much the heat expansion the heat would cause. I'll not do that again. Thanks.

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