Not so slow leak - AIRE Lynx 2 floor bladder - Mountain Buzz
 



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Old 04-03-2019   #1
 
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Not so slow leak - AIRE Lynx 2 floor bladder

I've spent quite a bit of time mucking with this. The usuals, soapy water sitting in the valve, unzip and pull out of the boat and float on it in the swimming pool, find a quiet time and listen for air hissing, eyeballing closely. Repeat 2-3 times.

Can't find a thing. Either before or after using last year's glue with a wide brush and hitting all the seams and likely spots.

Within a couple of hours, the floor is too soft to paddle comfortably.

Anyone have a suggestion? I can live with it, but not happily.

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Is it under warranty?
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Does it have one of those over pressure valves ? They are notoriously leaky. I put a cork in mine. I figure it will pop out before the floor pops.



Otherwise, just go over the whole thing with soapy water and a 1" paint brush. If it leaks out in 2 - 3 hours there will be bubbles where the problem is.
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Pump it up tight and use super soapy water. The floor bladder leaks usually give themselves up. The tube bladders are a different animal. Since you took it out of the boat I assume you checked the PRV as mentioned but if not I'd bet thats your hucklebearer.
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Thanks to all. Out of warranty otherwise an AIRE issue.

Had not thought to use a brush/soapy water in a small area. Next on the list.
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