Tomcat Tandem pinhole seam leak - Mountain Buzz

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Old 08-11-2018   #1
Moab, Utah
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Tomcat Tandem pinhole seam leak

The caption says it all. Pinhole leak in the very tip of the tube bladder, on the seam near where it hooks into the outer tube via velcro. Does anyone have any thoughts about my chances of sealing it? Glue or Aqua Seal or other recommended product?
Thanks ahead of time; much appreciate your input.

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Old 08-13-2018   #2
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I will admit up-front that I'm not an expert here. I have rowed Aire tubes for 20 years but only had a couple of holes and they were easily patched with the tape they provide. What about plastic welding? I know that people like Jacks Plastic have machines that will put down a welded seam. Maybe that would work.
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Old 08-13-2018   #3
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I have patched the outer PVC in mine, and one pinhole in the inner bladder with the Tear-Aid tape.

From what I've read elsewhere here, the bladders are notoriously difficult to patch. If it were mine, I'd try roughing up the surface with sandpaper, then use Aquaseal and back it up with a PVC patch (also roughened up).

Try calling Aire?

Edit: maybe call RaftFix and see if they have a recommendation? Maybe they could do a patch covered with urethane?
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