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 Post subject: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:17 am 
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Hi folks I returned from a sailing trip yesterday, to find one of my ama's had took in 3/4 of a pint of water, any ideas as to where the water is coming in? I always store my ama's with the bung out.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:14 am 
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Unless you have poked a hole or have a crack in the ama, the bungee cord recess is broken, or the handle attachment is bad, then the screw-in plug open is the source. I never unscrew that plug. I do not get water in my amas.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:56 am 
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Open up the drain plug, drain all water, and clean the plug really well of sand or other debris and check the rubber ring, then tighten up good and try again. If you still get water in, there's probably a puncture or crack somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Thanks for the advice gentlemen.............

@ Chekika I was told to unscrew the plug as the pressure builds in the heat and can split/burst the ama?

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:17 pm 
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Geez, never heard that. If true, ours should have burst by now.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Roller wrote:
I was told to unscrew the plug as the pressure builds in the heat and can split/burst the ama?

Errr Roller, don't you live in the UK?

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:19 pm 
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chrisj wrote:
Roller wrote:
I was told to unscrew the plug as the pressure builds in the heat and can split/burst the ama?


I was told by the Hobie dealer who sold me the AI to undue the bungs after all trips, as they sold a few AI's in Turkey and they had no end of probs with amas splitting...........

And I'll have you know it went up to a staggering 20c in the sun today :D seriously I have a RIB boat, and in the heat the tubes swell by at least 25% unless I let air out, if left the seems will split........

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:55 am 
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and they had no end of probs with amas splitting


Never heard this one before. Not a problem that I can say we have. Still, removing plugs is advised to drain after each outing.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:12 pm 
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My Red, (Faster), AI is regularily sitting on the beach for hours in Tropical sun over 30C, no exploding AMA so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaking Ama
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:27 am 
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Roller wrote:
... a staggering 20c in the sun today :D seriously I have a RIB boat, and in the heat the tubes swell by at least 25% unless I let air out, if left the seems will split........

Crikey mate, don't think they'd sell many of those RIBs in Oz... tubes swelling by 25% in 20c??? We get that on a warmish winter's day! As to the splitting [non] issue, I've no doubt that on a hot day, left in the Aussie summer sun, the internal temp of the hull and pontoons could reach as high as 45C, maybe even 50c. Haven't heard of any explosions from Aussie owners, so I think you'll be OK.

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