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Lengthen the tear, depending upon its size, to allow for an internal working space.
Select an inner patch (2) with a radius of 3 - 5 in. (75 - 125 mm) larger than the hole or tear being repaired.
Select an outer patch (3) with a radius of 1 in. (25 mm) larger than the inner patch (2).
Lay the 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)
Clean the inflatable tube (1) with general purpose cleaner 4 in. all the way around the damaged area inside
Allow inflatable tube (1) 5 min. to dry.
Insert the inner patch (2) inside the inflatable tube (1) through the tear, providing sufficient overlap in
Using a marker, trace the tear on the inner patch (2).
10. Remove the inner patch (2).