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 Post subject: Small puncture
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:26 pm 
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Scraped my i11s with the tip of my knife today (bleeding a fish) and caused a tiny, less than 1/8" inch puncture. Reading the hobie manual, says I can fix leak without patch, just a drop of glue.

Is using a patch more permanent? I have no issues patching it up, but if there's no difference I'll go with just glue. Any input appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:58 am 
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After reviewing the video of my trip, determined it was not the knife but fish spines that caused the puncture. I spent all summer fishing for flounder, first trip out for porgies (bream) and my boat sprung a leak. We're talking 1 - 2lb fish here!

Might have to devise some kind of fish mat, or fish box for unhooking these fish.


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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:20 am 
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reason162 wrote:
Might have to devise some kind of fish mat, or fish box for unhooking these fish.


Very good idea with the fish mat when fishing out of an inflatable... Good Luck


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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:02 am 
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Thinwater skinner wrote:
Very good idea with the fish mat when fishing out of an inflatable... Good Luck


Thanks! I just need to figure out a size/shape that won't interfere with pedaling, maybe a plastic bin lid or something will work. I'm worried about hooks and mussel beds...never thought about fish spines going through the hull!


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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:29 pm 
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One good sized drop of glue, let dry, and your puncture will be sealed. My i11s has racked up a few puncture wounds from hooks and spiny fish.
Hobie should sell some larger pieces of the yellow material to glue down and double up the thickness of the side chambers just forward of the seat where you typically land fish.

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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:50 pm 
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Salty. wrote:
One good sized drop of glue, let dry, and your puncture will be sealed. My i11s has racked up a few puncture wounds from hooks and spiny fish.
Hobie should sell some larger pieces of the yellow material to glue down and double up the thickness of the side chambers just forward of the seat where you typically land fish.


Hmm, I went ahead and patched it, should've tried the glue drop first. The puncture is microscopic lol...

You can see it here in my video @18:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2j-sSatVAo

Here's my 10 dollar solution, fugly but functional (I hope!):

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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:16 am 
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reason162 wrote:

Here's my 10 dollar solution, fugly but functional (I hope!):

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that looks good to me, nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: Small puncture
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:04 am 
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rogerdodger wrote:
that looks good to me, nice job!


Thanks Roger! I'll test out the mat tomorrow, might have to secure it lightly at one or two points.

Btw, I sprayed some WD40 up the steering tube and right now it's smooth as butter...so thanks again!


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