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Repairing Float Tube Bladder

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Hi Guys,

I started bass fishing in October last year and got a froggy float tube shortly thereafter. Everything has been going well with the tube until recently when it started deflating while I was on the water. I checked for punctures and found two small tears on the seam of one of the bladders.

I tried patching it with patch and solution but it has not fixed the issue as the patch had to be glued over the seam.

Please let me know if anyone has had a similar issue and what you did to fix it.

Thanks in advance
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#2
Ek het dieselfde probleem gekry met n skeer op die soom. EK kon dit nie regmaak nie en moes 2 nuwe "bladders" koop. Ek het R600 betaal meer as n jaar gelede. Ek dink die prys is n grap as jy dink die hele tube kos jou nuut net oor n R1000.

Quote:Thanks in advance
- bleed
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#3
Hi bassbear,

Did you not own a bicycle as a kid??Never had a flat tyre?

If you patch it correctly there is no need to purchase new bladders

Also tip for the future as donster pointed out also,

thanks in advance sounds like a work email..

Take it easy, we are all friends here..
B-B-B-BLACK BASS
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#4
Find someone who makes/repairs rubberducks and get some 'proper' glue from them. Much better than the bike tube reapir stuff. I have repaired a tube twice on the seam and both repairs are still good.
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#5
Thanks Marmaduke, I'll try get some of that glue and give it a go
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Bassbear Wrote:Hi Guys,

I started bass fishing in October last year and got a froggy float tube shortly thereafter. Everything has been going well with the tube until recently when it started deflating while I was on the water. I checked for punctures and found two small tears on the seam of one of the bladders.

I tried patching it with patch and solution but it has not fixed the issue as the patch had to be glued over the seam.

Please let me know if anyone has had a similar issue and what you did to fix it.

Thanks in advance

Hi Bassbear. Get in contact with us and we will replace that inner no probs. It is still under warranty if you bought it in October.


Seams are actually very easy to repair, you just need the correct glue and patch. Bicycle repair kits do not work at all. The cheapest option is Bostik Soft Plastic glue and comes with a clear patch or as suggested above the stuff used to repair pontoon boats.

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