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Old 07-12-2008   #1
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Vanguard bleeder help

Anyone have experience cleaning/fixing the floor bleeder valve on Vanguard rafts? My 16'er has been bleeding a little too much and I figure its got a dirty or messed up gasket down in there. Any tricks to share?


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Old 07-12-2008   #2
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I had the same problem. Deflate the floor and gently remove the valve with valve wrench or vice grips. Make sure not to move the floor; it needs to remain lined up to re-thread. Clean the valve with water.

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Old 07-12-2008   #3
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I've had the same issue with this before as well. I just called Vanguard and they sent me a new one free. It's a pretty cheap part.
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Old 07-12-2008   #4
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A little 303 sprayed into the valve did the trick for me.
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