Over inflating stitch floor

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xorman2017
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Over inflating stitch floor

Post by xorman2017 » Tue May 23, 2017 4:22 pm

My kayak was folded inside cargo on top of my car, stitch floor was inside kayak, so I doubt it was really exposed to any heat, even though it was pretty hot day.

I unfolded my kayak, inflated first chamber, then stitch floor to 6 PSI (I have 4-6 psi model) and then second chamber. In a few minutes giant boble started to form in the stitch floor, that's usually a sign of overinflation and means that internal structure got broken.

So, I have a few question regarding my recent experience.

Is 6 PSI a stretch for these floors and I shouldn't go above 4, or 5, is there any benefit inflating it up to 6 at all?

I know that proper inflation order is to inflate both chambers first and a floor after that. Is the fact that I changed the order could be reason for overinflation?

Except buying a new stitch floor is there any way to fix this one?


Thanks for all answering.

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Post by rlpugh1 » Wed May 24, 2017 9:53 am

Your situation definitely sounds out of the norm. The inflation order would not affect things, only pressure does that. It's hard to know what's going on without pictures. Please contact customer service at info@advancedelements.com with some pics so that we can help you out.

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