Rear thwart & top-left tube main leaking

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Salas
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Rear thwart & top-left tube main leaking

Post by Salas » Thu May 12, 2016 11:13 am

Hi,

After literally using the kayak 5 times, the rear thwart and the top-left tube are leaking. I've located the leak on the rear thwart, which is right on a seam, but I'm afraid I'll have more trouble finding the leak on the main tube, let alone remove it from its cover...

I wasn't expecting to already have problems after using it just 5 times, I also own an AE convertible, which I bought from secondhand, and I never had a problem. Now I'm wondering how reliable the material of the tubes is, this could be a serious problem if you find yourself in rough conditions.

Does anyone know some fix/improvement to the leaking tubes?

Thank you in advance

Salas
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Post by Salas » Thu May 12, 2016 12:38 pm

Here are the pinholes, the two of them on seams.

On the main chamber:
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On the rear thwart:
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I'm afraid I can't trust these chambers again...

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu May 12, 2016 2:59 pm

Please contact customer service
info@advancedelements.com

Salas
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Post by Salas » Thu May 12, 2016 10:03 pm

JCOOLEY,

I already did, no response so far.

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