Help with a Scadden Rampage leak

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  1. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Active Member

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    Last time I took my Rampage out, I had a slow leak in the floor/seat. Topping it off every couple hours was fine, but got on fixing it when I got home.

    Found some bubbles coming form under the valve with my trusty bottle of soapy water. Pulled the valve and cleaned it out and reset it with some Aquaseal. Pumped it back up and no more bubbles...except it was still flat by morning. I've been over every inch of the top and seams and can't find or hear any leaks. Can't get to the seams on the underside the way it is constructed.

    Anyone experienced this and what did you do? Trying to decide whether to just live with it or send it back to NFO and hope to see my boat again someday.
     
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    Wow....no responses. I didn't think you could use the word "Scadden" and not get responses.
     
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    If you have not tried this, spray some soapy water inside the valve and see if any bubbles form. I had some sand on the rubber flapper once, and found it by doing this test. Worth a try if you didn't already check.
     
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    Take your inflatable to a pool lake or river then inflate to working pressure and submerge each tube or chamber and look for the bubbles...

    On my Renegade it was the black nose cone that came unglued but this was after several pvc crack leaks and the oar mounts falling off from the glue failing

    Good Luck :)
     
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    I thought Scadden had a lifetime warranty?
     
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    lol, good one BDD

    If Woodman60 or anyone else would like to know my about my experiences with warranty service they can PM me or view my July 8, 2017 post.
     
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    I haven't used the product that I am going to mention, but it very well may work. It is called "ToobSeal Inflatable Boat Interior Repair Sealant". There is a video about it on inflatableboatparts.com. I bookmarked it in case I ever had a problem similar to the one you are having.
     
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    Exactly why I said "Trying to decide whether to just live with it or send it back to NFO and hope to see my boat again someday," in my original post.

    Overall I love this boat, but the experiences with Scadden that I have heard from people ranges from marginally acceptable to unmitigated disaster. My experience has been okay...but I don't want to push my luck.

    I have patched the boat a couple of times, but the only place this can be leaking is in an area that can't be reached...
     
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    I think Scadden now includes a tube of "Noobseal Inflatable Sealant", made exclusively for Dave's Class I-V rated, awesomely rockered, massively marketed, and uber-patented boats when you purchase one of his boats at a show at "show" prices. Company justification for including "Noobseal" for first time Scadden Boat owners is that it would cut down on the amount of staff needed to sift through all the warranty calls allowing them to research, test, and generate more super rad boat designs.

    I've posted numerous times about my experiences with the durability of Scadden Boats. They do have good ideas and nice, innovative designs. But after fter multiple material/equiptment fails on their products I won't purchase another, until I know their products will hold up for years.
     

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