I got in the wrench and a spare valve to try and fix a couple of valves on my raft. They are Summit 2 valves, which I have heard are tricky. That's why I bought the spare valve, so I'd know what it looks like inside and out. I don't think either of the valves are bad, but just misaligned in one case and dirty in the other case. I'll clean them and line them up straight and hope that does it.
Anyone have advice? I've never done this sort of thing before. What are the tricks?
Oh, it's a fishing raft, so that's why it's here. I don't visit the Advice forum very often, so figured I'd ask here where I'm known and am unlikely to be insulted for not having been born with the innate knowledge and instinct for boat repair.
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doesn't seem to be too difficult .......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-18-11 11:43 AM (EST)
....... though have never messed with raft valves personally .
That was pretty much the plan|
Posted by: Big_D on Aug-18-11 12:13 PM (EST)
I'm going to keep the known good valve clean and ready for action.
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-19-11 8:31 AM (EST)
On my Seaeagle the replacement valve came with instructions like in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBQ3E8BoV5Q
Easier than I expected|
Posted by: Big_D on Aug-24-11 7:36 PM (EST)
I did it pretty much the way I thought I would and as described above. it went smoothly and I was able to wrap it up in about two and a half hours. I've got the raft fully inflated now. When I started two of three valves leaked. The floor valve leaked both around the valve and through the valve. The front valve leaked through the valve. Now none of the valves test as leaking. No bubbles whatever. I did have to do the floor a second time because it still leaked the first time. Now it doesn't.
Posted by: Big_D on Aug-26-11 8:20 AM (EST)
It's been two days and I haven't had to top off. Seems like the repairs are good. Now I'll put the rowing frame on and tie it to my porch waiting for Irene...
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-26-11 9:39 AM (EST)
Big_D, glad to hear your leaks have been repaired. I have a Seaeagle frameless pontoon boat and had to change a valve, pretty easy job. I donít use it much here in FL but a fun boat on rivers.
good job D ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-27-11 1:03 PM (EST)
....... definately must have did it correctly .