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 Post subject: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:02 am 
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I have a Hobie Livewell that's leaking at the front seam. It doesn't appear the livewells are made from PE. Any suggestions on a durable patch?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:21 am 
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I had the same problem with mine. It appears to be a 2 PART construction at the middle and the seem seperates. Try plastic welding it. I plugged all the holes and converted it to an aerated tank. I used silicone with patches and then sprayed the out side with Rustoleums Seal it. it comes in clear ,black ,and white.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:44 am 
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They are PE. They are a single piece... blow molded. The line you see is a mold parting line. There is a possibility the air pressure blew a hole or made a thin spot. How old are these?

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 12:04 pm 
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Mine was about 2 years old. The crack got longer along the line with use .


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:25 pm 
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You can ask a dealer to file a claim. See what our warranty department might do?

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Livewell leak
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:42 pm 
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Mine is around 2 years old also.


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