texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TB6, Upcoming anglers yt, Bweidler, AlexCat5, mikeysue
115955 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 104,491
hopalong 100,082
Pilothawk 81,257
John175☮ 79,997
Bigbob_FTW 76,219
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,017
Mark Perry 63,990
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,157,140
Posts15,823,774
Members140,955
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
question on pontoon #13176951 06/05/19 04:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
M
Madatu Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
M
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
My pontoon has a small leak somewhere. How much air pressure should I use to look for a leak? I don't want to hurt them ?


Mike Warren
Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13177833 06/06/19 01:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 207
Whaler-170 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 207
I have heli-arc welded a few aluminum fuel tanks off of Peterbilt trucks that were leaking or punctured and when I test them I start at 10psi and then bump it up to about 20psi. As long as the end caps are dome shaped you should be fine. If they are flat l would stay in the 5-10psi range.

Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13177960 06/06/19 03:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
M
Madatu Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
M
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
my pontoon is flat on the back and basically shaped like an U not circular.


Mike Warren
Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13178676 06/07/19 01:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 207
Whaler-170 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 207
Youll have to be careful to much pressure will try to balloon out on the flat top.

Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13178691 06/07/19 02:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
M
Madatu Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
M
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
That is what i am nervous about. I put air in them once, not even one pound and it was making weird sounds. one pound wasn't enough to get air to escape.


Mike Warren
Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13178810 06/07/19 04:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,642
4
410MAN Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
4
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,642
do NOT put air in them if they in the sun and hot. or if they will get hot. air expands or something does and will increase pressure.
I pu 4 punds in mine to test was ok.




Smile while you still have teeth.
Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13178900 06/07/19 06:04 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
M
Madatu Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
M
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 231
Well i know mine has a leak because i have to drain it once a month. I go twice a week usually.


Mike Warren
Re: question on pontoon [Re: Madatu] #13179376 06/08/19 10:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,922
B
boocat Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
B
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,922

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3