Ok, so after an email from Chris at Henshaw Inflatables to say that he had decided to donate a brand new set of tubes for our Macmillan Rib I dicided to pop down there with the guy who donated the boat
After a long discussion of what we were going to do we all felt like this was an opportunity not to be missed and a chance to make our project a little bit special...
After laying out several of the fabrics we came to a final decision on the spec of the new tubes, ok so here it goes...
Henshaw's are going to make a set of identical tubes in terms of design however there will be one difference, the colour
What we have decided on is to change the colour of the tubes to black with all black fittings and the Avon rubbing strakes also in black
The fabric that has been chosen is Black Velvet 1500gsm 1670 detex Hypalon
This is much more durable than the normal 1300gsm, it has a soft feel to it but has a matt appearance
On the way home I picked up a set of brand new Black FC470 paddles again donated by our anonymous boat collector
It was great meeting the team at Henshaws, what a great team
So, now over to Chris to show us how it's all done
Here's a pic of the fabric, the rubbing strakes in the photo are there to see the colour and they are not the type being used...