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Step-by-Step Guide to Checking for Leaks in Inflatable Rib Tender Tubes


Inflatable rib tenders are a popular choice for boating enthusiasts due to their portability and ease of use. However, like any inflatable item, rib tender tubes can develop leaks over time. To ensure the safety and longevity of your rib tender, it is important to regularly check for leaks and address them promptly. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to check for leaks in your inflatable rib tender tube.


Step 1: Inflate the tube to its full capacity

Before checking for leaks, make sure that the tube is fully inflated. This will make it easier to identify any leaks as they will be more pronounced when the tube is fully inflated.


Step 2: Inspect the tube visually

Inspect the tube visually for any obvious signs of leaks such as holes, tears, or abrasion. Pay close attention to the seams and the valve where the tube is most likely to develop leaks.

Step 3: Use soapy water to check for leaks

If you do not see any obvious signs of leaks, you can use soapy water to check for leaks. To do this, mix a small amount of dish soap with water in a spray bottle. Spray the soapy water solution on the tube, paying close attention to the seams and the valve. If there is a leak, bubbles will form at the point of the leak.


Step 4: Address any leaks

If you do find a leak, it is important to address it promptly. Small leaks can be repaired with a patch kit or by using a repair adhesive. For larger leaks or tears, it is best to take your rib tender to a professional for repair.



Why Argos Nautic Tubes are Constructed with Orca Hypalon


Argos Nautic is known for producing high-quality inflatable rib tenders. One of the reasons for this is the use of orca hypalon in the construction of their tubes. Orca hypalon is the best quality and most durable hypalon on the market. It is a synthetic rubber that is resistant to abrasion, UV rays, and extreme temperatures. This makes it the ideal material for inflatable rib tender tubes as it can withstand the harsh conditions of the marine environment.


In addition, Argos Nautic's skilled workers cut, shape, and glue the hypalon fabric to make a perfect tube with three chambers. This ensures that the tube is sturdy and durable, providing maximum safety and longevity for the user.

Even if a leak happens in your tube, Argos Nautic's hulls have buoyancy to float without the tube. This means that you will still be able to use your rib tender even if the tube is punctured. This is one of the reasons why Argos Nautic inflatable rib tenders are a popular choice among boating enthusiasts.

Checking for leaks in your inflatable rib tender tube is an important step in maintaining the safety and longevity of your rib tender. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily identify and address any leaks in your tube. Argos Nautic inflatable rib tenders are constructed with orca hypalon, the best quality and most durable hypalon on the market, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience.

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