Bumper boats are a fun recreational toy comprised of simply an air tube with a small motor inside. This tube can sometimes leak, and often you'll find that you need to repair the bumper boat. Here is how to repair your bumper boat tube so you can get back into the action.Bumper boats are a amusement park ride similar to bumper cars on water. The ride was invented during the early 1970s by Edward A. Morgan, co-founder of Arrow Development Company, a famous manufacturer of amusement park rides.
Bumper boat is an amusement park ride in which people drive tiny boats in a pool or pond and try to crash into each other for fun. In a patent application related to the ride, its inventor wrote, "one of the thrills of operating amusement park boats of this type is to initiate collisions with other similar boat within a relatively confined pool." The small boats can hold one or two people and have over-sized fenders that resemble the inner tube of a large tractor tire inner tube. The power paddler boats are powered by either electric or gasoline engines.
Repair a Small Hole:Add air to the bumper boat's tube ring. Listen closely for an air "hiss" to locate the point of the leak. You can also coat the tube with soapy water to locate the leak. The soapy water will bubble where the air leaks out of the tube.Clean the tube in the area of the repair, rinse and let thoroughly dry. Use cleaner recommended for the vinyl or reinforced fabric, depending on the type of material.Patch the hole with a patch of the same material and the recommended patching cement for the material, or order a patch kit from the manufacturer.Let the patch set for at least an hour before re-inflating the tube.