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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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Achilles HELP!!!

I have a 2000 Achilles self bailer with a busted over pressure valve. I can't find the part anywhere. I've attached a photo. Let me know if you have one or know where to get one. Thanks
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Are you sure it's broken? I was advised to put mine in a pot of gently boiling water for 1/2 hour. Worked like a charm!

If dirt is not the problem, there's a bunch of boat dealers here that probably have a solution for you. AAA, DownRiver, Cascade, Whitewater, River Boat, Boat People, etc.
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Yeah, it's busted. The screw that runs down the middle broke. Nothing to hold the spring/valve in place.
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I believe Hyside did use these pressure relief valves for a couple years in the late 1980's or early '90s. I think they were called "PAM" but I don't know if that was a brand name. You might check with Hyside or their repair guy in Kernville. I recall some of these on a few of our rental boats, though I do not recognize those cut-out slots on the side. The challenge is that their use pre-dates the internet.
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This is probably a stupid question, but how do you inflate your tubes? I have never seen a cap like that. I'm asking just for myself, I'm always intrigued by something I've never come across before. Thanks
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It's a pressure relief valve from a floor, not an inflation valve. It works like a small upside down valve.
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Thank you. I understand now. I was just trying to get my head arund how it would work. Learn something new, each day
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Achilles still uses them. Give them a buzz. I don't have think I have any around. I'll take a look but its doubtful.

The other option is to retrofit it with a new a-6.
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Problem solved. A "quick" trip (about 6 hours round trip) to Deschutes U-Boat was all that was needed. Beautiful day for a drive. Thanks to Thomas at Deschutes U-Boat!
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Did make time to have a beer at the Rainbow Tavern of course.
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