Tomcat Tandem pinhole seam leak - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-11-2018   #1
 
Moab, Utah
Paddling Since: 1991
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 9
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.

kablitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2018   #2
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1970
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 337
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.
jgrebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2018   #3
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,285
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?
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow leak from seam rupture? willoughby Rafting | Gear Talk 9 09-06-2017 09:48 AM
Lost Aire Tomcat Tandem - inflatable double kayak Up the Creek Rafting Lost & Found 3 06-21-2017 07:01 AM
IK-tributary tomcat tandem-how good for $600 shoenfeld13 Kayaking | Gear Talk 13 03-24-2012 12:31 PM
Aire Tomcat Tandem Inflatable Kayak for Sale (Blue) GravityPlay Whitewater Kayaking 0 10-18-2004 11:22 AM
Aire Tomcat Tandem Inflatable Kayaks For Sale GravityPlay Whitewater Kayaking 7 09-20-2004 05:07 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.