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    Posted: 11/21/2017 at 12:53am
Been reading the forums on pressure test , went out and built a tester today , my toon logs has 3 sections with each having plug on top each section ,l took the nose cone plug out and put 3 psi in and notice other 2 plug leaking air , so they all have weep holes drilled in the plugs , I teflon taped the 2 other plugs and put a screw in the weep holes and put 3 psi in , went to 3 pretty quick ,I heard air that appear to be coming from middle of log on the bottom , so I figure I will have to lift off bunk to check , it was getting late so I decided to do the other log I had same results , is it possible that I never got 3 psi in and the air I’m hearing is the air flowing into the other chambers ? Help is much appreciated !!     Thanks Timmyp

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Must be baffles inside that go to the other chambers , this was the noise I heard. Put 3 gauges on each bung hole and applied 2lb pressure for several hours
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Replaced galvanized steel stringers with aluminum stringers .
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Started to put back together with my new equipment.

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Added 24” to fence moved transom back 10” which added about 1’ to the total deck reworked with new trim on back of boat , making 18’ fish & cruise. Trying to find transom with tank or possible custom aluminum just inside of fence .
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