Thanks much! They are military Nylon valves and they are not only too long but too wide in diameter. I thought about trimming them down though that will take some time. Does anyone sell the valves that will fit?Tried to replace valves on pre 1985 Sunrunner---(later purchased by RIken or Hyside?). Ordered valves from NRS. They look the same but are just a bit larger and won't fit. Where do I get the right size valves? Or, how can i make the NRS navy valves work?
They are nylon military valves--sorry. I will look at the possibility of filing them down but they are also large in diameter---just a little big but will be a pain to sand them down. No one sells the right size?I've never heard of a navy valve. Can you post a link to the NRS part?
If you mean a nylon military valve, to replace on some of the older rafts you can file down the end of the valve, the part that fits farthest into the tube, to get it to fit right. Don't know if that is what you are after?.?.?
I have had a a few boats with various millitary valve sizes and had similar problems tracking down the old smaller white valves. Our maxxon raft has the blue military valves. They are not even close to any size white military valve I have seen. I have seen at least 3 distinctly different white military valve sizes. The very oldest were slightly smaller than the ones NRS has been selling for years.I have some blue nylon military valves that we used on our boats a long time ago. We also have white military valves. If you could trace the valve seat and e-mail it with a measurement, I'd be happy to see if we have what you need. Happy Paddling! Mike 864-836-2800