how repair this hole ?

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ardua97
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how repair this hole ?

Post by ardua97 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:40 am

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This morning I was going for a ride in my convertible

After a while I realized that the pressure was decreased in tubular



I returned to shore and found a small hole in the right tube
inflated by the valve located at the rear and top of the kayak



first
given the location and the fact that the outer covering is not punctured
I wonder how the hole is formed



I have attached photos of where we see that the hole is on the fold near the welding



I think given the location difficult to repair with a patch

if I do it too small will have little grip on the tube



if I do it too large will be difficult to straighten on the folds of the weld



you can suggest the proper way to fix it?
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sonar
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Post by sonar » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:14 am

This is an easy repair to do .

you can use an adhesive called stormsure or aquasure to mend the punture.
Just follow the instructions that come with the item.

Make sure there is NO AIR pressure in the tube lightly sand using very fine sandpaper or wet and dry sandpaper use it dry.

and then apply a blob of the above and allow to dry.

ardua97
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Post by ardua97 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:24 am

thanks for the answer
another question

I bought the kayak 3 months ago
I have now found a hole in a position where it is impossible that I may have caused



so the question is
failure is under warranty?

Timbo
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Post by Timbo » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:26 am

Get in touch with the shop where you bought it first , before carrying out
any repairs , you have paid for a good garantee , make use of it....
It looks like a weak spot caused by the PVC welding process in the factory
probably very difficult to spot during the quality control tests , but failing after a couple of inflations.

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Post by rsimpson » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:11 pm

Please email customer service about this issue and we will take care of you. THank you.

info@advancedelements.com

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sonar
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Post by sonar » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:11 pm

I have to say this is the best after sales service for watercraft I have ever seen.

Very well done Advanced Elements and a giant thankyou for the support your giving to all of your products.

ardua97
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Post by ardua97 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:22 am

the advancedelement
put me in contact with the European importer
and yesterday Is received for free the main chamber

Timbo
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Post by Timbo » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:12 am

Told you so......
You have just bought the Rolls Royce of inflatable kayaks .
With that comes the same top quality Support and Service.
Nice safe feeling huh . :wink:
My wife and i just love our Convertible and can`t wait for spring time
again.

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