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leaking fill valve

Has anyone changed out a fill valve on avon dinghy? I have a small leak and want to repair.
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If it is like the fill valve on the Achillies I have, it shouldn't be a big issue. The valves on the Achilles dinghy screw into a plain threaded opening/port in each air chamber. The valve has a inner insert that unscrews so you can fill the dinghy and has a one way flapper valve in the body of the valve.
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Thanks, Sailing Dog. I must have a similar type it has a screw type fitting. I was hesitant to remove until checking with someone. I can now eliminate the small leak.
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My inflatable has a Halkey-Roberts valve, which I believe is the standard for most boats on the market. If your valve looks like this:


Then, a quick search found this info on the boat fill valve:

Short Boat Valve


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Thanks, but it is like Saling Dog described and I will take it apart this morning and repair.
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