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REPAIR RHIB INFLATABLE TUBE SEAM LEAK
Remove seam tape (3) from the area of the seam leak.
Using a heat gun, heat seam tape (3).
Using a pair of pliers, lift a small area of seam tape (3).
Cut seam tape (3).
Using a heat gun and pliers, unglue seam tape (3) three inches in both directions.
Seam leaks often travel up and down the length of the seam tape until they find the weakest
spot. If necessary keep peeling the seam tape back until the spot of the leak is confirmed.
Verify location of leak.
Lay inflatable tube (1) as flat as possible.
The inflatable tube is constructed of hypalon fabric. Do not use solvent based
cleaners. Failure to comply will cause damage to equipment.
The ideal environmental conditions for repairing the inflatable tube on the RHIB are less
than 60% humidity, a shaded dry area and an ambient temperature between
65° and 77°F (18° and 25°C).
At least two in. of area is required to buff inflatable tube with pumice stone, if the seam is
damaged more than two inches step 4 is not required.
Using a heat gun and pliers, unglue seam to at least 2 in.