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Old 25-06-2015, 14:51   #1
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Inflatable tender exasperating valves

My tender is fairly new and already I am having problems with the valves used for inflating/deflating. After removing the inflating tube it is a race to get the closure cover on before too much air is lost. Accordingly I cannot get the dinghy fully inflated. I never had this problem with my old Avon dinghy. Surely I do not have to renew the valves already - it is just out of the guarantee period. Any suggestions/constructive opinions will be welcomed.
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Re: Inflatable tender exasperating valves

with the valve cap off, most valves have two positions, "open" and "fill" in which mode, air going in pushes a seal open and otherwise, the pressure in the raft pushes the seal closed. Usually a quarter turn to switch.

If is is just leaking, there may be debris, but that's doubtful if all valves are problematic.

Pure liquid glycerin will sometimes seal leaky valves, but probably not if they leak that badly.
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Re: Inflatable tender exasperating valves

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My tender is fairly new and already I am having problems with the valves used for inflating/deflating. After removing the inflating tube it is a race to get the closure cover on before too much air is lost. Accordingly I cannot get the dinghy fully inflated. I never had this problem with my old Avon dinghy. Surely I do not have to renew the valves already - it is just out of the guarantee period. Any suggestions/constructive opinions will be welcomed.
Turn the valves in a bit. No air should be lost when you remove the pump hose.
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