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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:29 pm 
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Will the i11s stay afloat with a deflated chamber? I would like to buy one for fishing while traveling but worry about hooking the kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: i11s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am 
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buffofan wrote:
Will the i11s stay afloat with a deflated chamber? I would like to buy one for fishing while traveling but worry about hooking the kayak.


I have never had any of the chambers on mine lose pressure, so I can't address that part of your question except that I venture out feeling very confident that I would do fine if one chamber started loosing pressure. I need to test that theory out on my next immersion/re-entry practice outing.

But I have caught a few fish from my i11s and have never come close to getting a hook caught in the boat and I often leave lures with large sharp treble hooks laying on the deck...the surface is hard and smooth enough that I think it would take some real effort to punch a hook through and create a serious leak.

cheers, roger

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 Post subject: Re: i11s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:37 pm 
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Burying a hook in an air chamber is going to be very difficult to do, the surface is tough. Now underwater hazards are something else. I scrapped into something just under the river surface hard enough to stop my forward movement with the current. Looked like a piece of broken concrete. The chamber didn't lose air but it put a 4 inch gash in the fabric just deep enough to see threads. I repaired it per the on-line instructions with a patch of Aqua seal. So far it holds air just fine.


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