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Repairing a sausage

Discussion in 'Lift Bags, SMBs & Reels' started by Bigd2722, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Bigd2722

    Bigd2722 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Park, fl
    458
    90
    My dsmb leaks on both sides at the seams (about 1' up each side). Can this be sealed with aqua seal or something else? Or should I just get a new one?
     
  2. Chugwhump

    Chugwhump Contributor

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: SE Florida, the flattest part, I can see Mount Pom
    1,911
    843
    Most likely it is toast.
    Even a temp repair would be external.
    If you could gorp up the seam inside of the tube with Aquaseal or some marine epoxy it might hold for a while, but inevitably it will leak again.
    How old is the sausage/tube/marker??

    Chug
    Considers these things to be a kind of life support.....
    especially if it annoys others.
     
  3. Bigd2722

    Bigd2722 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Park, fl
    458
    90
    2 or 3 yrs. I have several so it's not a big deal.
     
  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,727
    4,420
    Unless you can re weld the seam I think you're gonna have to go shopping. I had one leak once, it was a Carter, returned it to them they sent me a new one and returned the old one re welded but said they didn't know for sure if it would hold...it did. Great customer service by the way and nice people too.
     
  5. DKL

    DKL Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ocala, Florida
    133
    45
    If you got good service out of the sausage....I would just buy another one. They aren't that expensive.
     

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