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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Patching a leaky tube bladder

Patching a leaky tube bladder

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1 Patching a leaky tube bladder on Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:44 pm

campbellrus

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Hey there's something uneasy about noticing the right side of the tube is getting soft and you are leaning to the left in the seat!!Suspect 

I found I have a hole in the bladder due to a hook puncture.  so I ordered type B vinyl patch thru Amazon for around 25 bucks.  Found the leak and applied the patch tonight.  The instruction say 100% strength in 24 hours. I'm keeping my fingers crossed:?:

2 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:30 pm

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Hey I had the same issue about a month ago got out on the water and started sinking haha luckily I brought my pump with me! After examining my tube (fishcat) I found 2 holes and covered them with the adhesive patch that came with it and last time I was out it stayed inflated the whole 5 hours without a leak. I think patch kits for bikes work good too but sounds like you got it taken care of. IMHO I'd bring your pump out with you next time just to be safe.

3 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:36 am

bassfishing24/7

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I had to patch two leaks on the same bladder on my cumberland not too long ago.i found some cheap patches at sport chalet for $2.99.they actually worked pretty good! I would post the name but i can't remember it....Lol

4 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:25 pm

Al_G19

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I have used stuff called tear aid with good results, that said I now always carry a K-pump with me.

5 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:29 pm

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I have used the slime tire patchs. They work fine for me. Have not had more than pin prick holes though. The kind that are hard to find. If I ever hook into my tube I am not sure that they will do the trick. I still carry a quick patch kit in the trunk of my car though for in the field repairs.

6 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:34 am

wiseguy

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I use Aquaseal, no patches needed. Apply and let it dry overnight and your good to go!

7 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:02 am

fatboy531

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I've had my share of leaky tubes. One puncture caused by a lure has given me issues. The patches that come with the tube are a quick fix but will leak after being soaked once. I was an avid cyclist back in the day and am familiar with bike patches. Went to walmart and bought me a bell bike patch kit. Patched the punctured tube and has held up fine for the past 4 outings with out a leak. They work well. Plus I've made it a habit of carrying a pump just in case. Good luck.

8 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:58 am

bodfish


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Hey Guys,
Saved my fanny one night with a roll of electrical tape! Always have a roll with me now.

bodfish

PS I carry Gorilla tape as well because it works when wet.

9 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:50 am

campbellrus

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Update!

The Tear Aid - Type "B" vinyl repair tape worked great. I've have the tube out a half a dozen times since applying the patch- no problems.

Good Fishing to all!!

10 Re: Patching a leaky tube bladder on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:03 am

ed5000x

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Check this post out its about glue my buddy has
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