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 Post subject: Replacement valve?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:40 am 
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Howdy
I have a couple of 2017 inflatables, and on of them has a leaky valve. I looked over the whole kayak and sprayed soapy water over every seam, and no bubbles. I did notice a few little bubbles at the valve. The kayak stays inflated in the shop for about a week, then it gets soft.
I thought I would just try to replace the valve, but when I tried to order them online, it appears they are out of stock at dealers.
Is this a valve that only Hobie offers? I have seen similar ones on other inflatables, but thought I would check around.
I ddi see a video that you can remove them and clean them, but I figured I would just replace them if I can find them
I also saw a metal tool available for removing the valve, not sure it that is better than the ones in the repair kit that came with the Kayak.

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement valve?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:17 pm 
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We don't have the valves as spare parts. These are generic to a number of inflatables I believe... not a Hobie part.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement valve?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:52 pm 
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Thank you for your quick response.
Went to my Hobie dealer and they were able to help me out.
They are great! Excellent customer service, even talked to me about some new Hobie products, might need to budget for in 2022!
I appreciate the feedback
Enjoy and will be on the water on Friday........


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement valve?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:27 pm 
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Hobie4Fun wrote:
Excellent customer service, even talked to me about some new Hobie products


Uh… What new products?

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement valve?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 am 
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I was thinking about getting a hard shell, and was unaware of the Mirage Lynx


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