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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:25 am 
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I have a 2017 i12s and I started noticing bubbles appearing on the underside of the kayak, along the mirage drive cassette area. Is this normal or is there something more serious going on?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:16 am 
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that looks like some level of delamination of vinyl exterior to the drive well. i don't know how serious it is.
did you store it in a hot area?

if it's 2017 it may still be under warranty.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 am 
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dry_sockets wrote:
that looks like some level of delamination of vinyl exterior to the drive well. i don't know how serious it is.
did you store it in a hot area?

if it's 2017 it may still be under warranty.



Thanks dry_sockets. I haven't stored it in a hot area and at least thought I took good care of it. Some guy from Hobie said it's only cosmetic, although I think it's more than just that. Just wondering if this is serious enough issue for me to send it in.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:11 am 
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That is odd. Did you try the idea of inflating and setting out in the sun? Looks like the bottom fabric lifting a bit.

Heat can soften the glue and pressure stretches it flat.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 am 
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mmiller wrote:
That is odd. Did you try the idea of inflating and setting out in the sun? Looks like the bottom fabric lifting a bit.

Heat can soften the glue and pressure stretches it flat.


Yes, I've tried that and it doesn't seem to resolve it.


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