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Old 10-28-2010   #21
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I'm thinking my Aire with a welded pvc floor is immune to this problem?


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Old 10-29-2010   #22
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not to hijack............

i have some water inside my aire (tributary) cat bladders.


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Old 06-26-2014   #23
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Removing water from a raft floor

When I bought my raft (used) I was told that the quickest way to destroy a raft is to put it away with water in the tubes or floor. I've been told the same by several others. On my last river trip the military valve on my raft floor was accidentally knocked open while unloading. By morning the floor valve was under water. When I got home it was clear that there was water in the floor. Here is how I removed it:
1. I removed the floor valve, arranging it so that it was at the raft's lowest point.
2. There was visible water inside the floor. I used a turkey baster to remove as much water as I could.
3. I removed the pressure relief valve (at the opposite end of the floor from the valve).
4. I replaced the valve. I have an old vacuum cleaner that I have modified so that it can either inflate or deflate my raft. Using the rubber adapter from my hand pump I set up the vacuum cleaner to inflate.
5. Placing a small hair dryer in front of the vacuum cleaner intake I pumped warm, dry air through the raft floor for several hours. All is dry and good!!!

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