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I just bought a 14' E NRS, we got home put it in the garage partially inflated with the frame on. So I noticed as the days went on the boat continued to loose air. I partially filled it up, took the frame off and it continued to loose air. I live in the mountains and weather got in the negatives several nites and the daytime around 20-30 deg. My garage isn't heated or finished. Just wanted some thoughts, did I buy a boat with airleaks? Its rolled up now but just curious what some people thought.
 

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No boat holds air for very long. All valves leak to some degree. Some of the particals in "air" are just smaller than others therefore they excape over time. My boat leaks less on the water than stored. Don't know why. But if your boat is dropping say 2 lbs in a couple hours or half a day then you have a big problem. I would think that your NRS E series boat should go good all day. I'd think that if you topped the air off in your garage, you should be good and tight for atleast a couple days. A week not so much. All summer no way.
 

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I wouldn't say a couple hrs but half day to full day noticeable. I haven't had it on the water yet. That will be the real test. The guy I bought the boat from told me he had to air it up a little just due to the temp change.
 

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I wouldn't say a couple hrs but half day to full day noticeable. I haven't had it on the water yet. That will be the real test. The guy I bought the boat from told me he had to air it up a little just due to the temp change.
Fill to full pressure, us spray bottle with water and a little dish soap added, spray boat entirely, find leaks, repair as necessary. I don't know, did you buy a boat with air leaks? anyone buying a used boat should do the soapy water test before laying out the cash to see if there are any seam or valve boot leaks.

As far as boats not leaking. I have a lot of boats and all of them stay full of air for weeks if they are just sitting inflated in the garage.
 

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Its sounds likes your losing air a little bit fast. Not too concerning to me. How old is the boat? Alot of people check the air in the am and at lunch time. And that works for them. You might get the soapy water out and just see where the air is leaking from. Then maybe patch up some of the spots. Hyplon patches easy enough and you can get the color matched real good.
 

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Sounds to me like you might have some leaks. Blow it up and get out a pail of soapy water. Almost a given that the floor relief valve leaks a little. About the only way to really know is with soap and water.
Edit: looks like we all three posted at the same time.
 

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Dont worry. You can't tell if a boat leaks unless its fully pressurized. The valves need positive pressure in the tubes to seat. Otherwise they leak. So a partially inflated boat will shortly become a mostly deflated boat
 

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I had this happen to two chambers last winter. It freaked me out! Needles to say once I got it up to pressure they held fine, and still do. Probably just a seat issue as the Turd says. Now it is holding air partially inflated, but it is in an attached garage and the temp has just been hanging at 30-40 all winter.

Dirtbag's statement about boats and valves leaking? I've never heard that from a trusted source, never observed it, and would never tell someone to ignore a leaky boat. I disagree with his statement, especially if it is new. If it's fully pressured up and leaks, there's a problem.
 

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My 15E does the same thing in the garage. But does not loose air over several days on the river. I just figure it is fluctuation in temps.
 

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Awesome thanks for all your replies. I will air it up all the way and use some water and soap to see any leaks. I should of done that test. When I bought the boat it came with a trailer and frame. I didnt think of that. It was fully inflated and looked in awesome shape. The boat was built around 98.
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Someone posted on another site that hunting lotteries in Washington include a "ghost date" that is a fake date that allows you to still apply, keep your points going, but not take up an actual permit award. I like that idea!

You clearly have too many conversations going on to keep track. :D
 

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I had this happen to two chambers last winter. It freaked me out! Needles to say once I got it up to pressure they held fine, and still do. Probably just a seat issue as the Turd says. Now it is holding air partially inflated, but it is in an attached garage and the temp has just been hanging at 30-40 all winter.

Dirtbag's statement about boats and valves leaking? I've never heard that from a trusted source, never observed it, and would never tell someone to ignore a leaky boat. I disagree with his statement, especially if it is new. If it's fully pressured up and leaks, there's a problem.
Oh, Ihowemt you just love to disagree with me on everything. Thats ok. Its just an opinion. In my experiences, nothing is 100% air tight. Or 100% water tight for that matter. So, please don't misrepresent or twist my words for your benefit to belittle me. I never said to "ignore" said leaky boat. You made that up all by yourself. I actually recommented the soapy water and patching. Also the OP bought the boat from someone else as they mentioned in the post. I wish you good luck and stay safe out there. Dirtbag. :p
 

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Oh, Ihowemt you just love to disagree with me on everything. Thats ok. Its just an opinion. In my experiences, nothing is 100% air tight. Or 100% water tight for that matter. So, please don't misrepresent or twist my words for your benefit to belittle me. I never said to "ignore" said leaky boat. You made that up all by yourself. I actually recommented the soapy water and patching. Also the OP bought the boat from someone else as they mentioned in the post. I wish you good luck and stay safe out there. Dirtbag. :p
Good grief! Who are you and have I engaged in a conversation with you before? Sheesh, it's not personal, nor did I swear a quote on a stack of bibles. It's the internet, and I paraphrased and said I disagreed.

To pinned - yah shut up, there's not much else I can do now. Ppppbbbbbtttttt! I'd give you an emoticon but I can't get to them on my iphone. I hope you surfed in front of Meier last weekend. Was that last weekend?
 
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