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 Post subject: Why a bilge valve?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:54 am 
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Hey guys.

Owner of a brand new i12s here. If the bilge valve is there only to equalize atmosphere in the hull during inflation/deflation... I get it. If it is for draining water out I will not be a happy camper. How is water ingress even possible unless the boat is damaged? Just curious...

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 Post subject: Re: Why a bilge valve?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:07 am 
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Mostly for the air pressure equalization issue during inflation and deflation. And of course can be used as a drain if you did get a leak by puncturing the bottom material.

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 Post subject: Re: Why a bilge valve?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:42 am 
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Thanks Matt. I will never need to drain the bilge. The stiff rubber keel made folding the i12s such a chore I talked the dealer into swapping for the i11s. 8)

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