I just bought a new 2008 Rise 12M. I’m a newbie, I inflated it on my first day with my instructor, and it got soft after an hour of flying. I heard a leak near the deflate valve and pulled a little of the bladder out of the zipper. The leak is coming from the seam where the seal is inconsistent, and some glue seems to have been applied to seal it. Shoddy work. The store I bought it from said to take a photo to send to Ocean Rodeo (see attached photo).
I tried applying one of the repair patches, but it leaks out of the side of the patch right on the seam. I tried a second patch, but it still leaks along the seam. The seam is not sealing very well on the right side of the glue, and leaks in a few places when stretched a little. I see on this forum that people have use Kitefix glue or irons. I was thinking of cutting a 1/2 inch by 3 inch strip off the end of the bladder and ironing it on the seam. Any thoughts?