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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions » WELL! This Was A New Type Of Gear Failure!

WELL! This Was A New Type Of Gear Failure!

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1WELL! This Was A New Type Of Gear Failure! Empty WELL! This Was A New Type Of Gear Failure! on Fri May 22, 2020 9:58 pm

SP Dan

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Has this ever happened to anyone else out there?

I returned home and I unpacked from my recent trip and now I'm ready to take the time to reassemble my float tube; for salt water fishing, but I needed to inflate it first ... so I stuck the inflation nozzle from the air-pump into Boston Valve and ..
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YEP! ... IT SPLIT the plastic Boston Valve.
It was probably a combination of UV rays, heat and too many inserts of the nozzle for inflation ...

I always have a back up Boston Valve .. so I'm never down for too long.

I dissected everything off the failed valve and I re-assembled a Frankenstein Boston Valve from a few not so good valves that I've been saving up ... just for this very opportunity.
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I threaded-in the re-built Frankenstein Boston Valve
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I stuck the inflation nozzle from the air-pump into Boston Valve and
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YUP! ... I'm totally ready for tomorrow's session.  Thumbs Up

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Sorry you had a blown valve but you got it fix pretty quick.  Thanks for sharing a quick how to.


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I have never seen that before.
But like you I do have a few Boston valves sitting around.


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sorry you had a blown valve but you got it fix pretty quick.  Thanks for sharing a quick how to.

Stuff happens... we just need to be prepared for when it does happen.


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have never seen that before.
But like you I do have a few Boston valves sitting around.

It’s always an excellent idea to have an extra Boston Valve; or just any extra parts laying around, for the ready.


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