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Old 05 September 2010, 11:59   #31
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have you got the fitting kit or have you got to cut it yourself?
have a read of this thread http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...=super+student
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Old 05 September 2010, 15:44   #32
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No fitting kit I'm afraid. I have an assortment of original Avon fittings (handles, pouches straps etc), 20mt of flat rubbing strake and a couple of mt's of hypalon to work with.
I have fitted tubes before but made it up as I went along and I'm not the tidiest with a pot of glue.... It would be nice to get this one spot on and as close to original first time!
It's at least 2 years since I ripped off the old pods and I can't remember exactly how they were bonded. I think there might have been a backing strip glued to the inner flange & U shaped strip as well as a "T" shaped rubber moulding on the inner face of the transom and some webbing over the top of it but not sure. The old pods had been messed up so badly it was difficult to tell what was original and what was makeshift repairs, both sides were different.
I'm confident I could fit them once I see how they were done originally, but I'm not adverse to spending a bit of cash to get it done professionally either. It would then leave me time to get started on the console and fabricating all the stainless, jobs that I enjoy!
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Old 05 September 2010, 16:38   #33
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What is that you are sat on in post No 12?

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Old 05 September 2010, 18:30   #34
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What is that you are sat on in post No 12?

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14ft length 16" dia copper tube that weighed over 100kg, took 3 large lifting bags to rip it free and send it up!
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Old 06 September 2010, 18:11   #35
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No fitting kit I'm afraid. I have an assortment of original Avon fittings (handles, pouches straps etc), 20mt of flat rubbing strake and a couple of mt's of hypalon to work with.
I have fitted tubes before but made it up as I went along and I'm not the tidiest with a pot of glue.... It would be nice to get this one spot on and as close to original first time!
It's at least 2 years since I ripped off the old pods and I can't remember exactly how they were bonded. I think there might have been a backing strip glued to the inner flange & U shaped strip as well as a "T" shaped rubber moulding on the inner face of the transom and some webbing over the top of it but not sure. The old pods had been messed up so badly it was difficult to tell what was original and what was makeshift repairs, both sides were different.
I'm confident I could fit them once I see how they were done originally, but I'm not adverse to spending a bit of cash to get it done professionally either. It would then leave me time to get started on the console and fabricating all the stainless, jobs that I enjoy!
you dont have to be tidy with glue, but you do need to be fairly right with the masking tape, if you do get glue where it shouldnt be you can wash it off with toluene, the t piece which you could make from hypalon folded back on itself is the first bond between the transom and tube, the fitting bits are a pain though, if you dont have a fitting kit you will have to cut a piece of fabric, see if fits and looks right where you want it to go, i had to do this with mine , i think you should maybe call avon i have seen an avon tube fitting kit for sale somewhere, maybe paul tilley or henshaws have a pattern, where in the country are you? if you do decide to diy and are not too far i might be able to give you a hand
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Thank you to all the forum members who have given me tips and advice on fitting these tubes. I have now had a good look at how re-tubing companies fit them as well as the original Avon methods and am confident I can do the job myself.
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Remarkable job, you'll need to pad the trailer with lambswool to avoid spoiling the finish when launching
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Good luck with it, make sure you put the pic's up and if you need any info be happy to help.
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Its been raining today so glueing things together outdoors has been a none starter. I stayed inside and did some work on my web site www.avonsearider.co.uk. Theres a bit more text on there now as I want it to be more like a diy guide as well as my personal scrapbook.
There's a boat jumble on tomorrow Sunday 12 Sept, (300 metres from Jct. 18 off M6. Middlewich, Cheshire CW4 7LN) I will be there buying shiny things and other peoples cr*p as usual. Let me know if any of you are going.
Ribraff, thank you for sending over the fitting info it was brilliant.
I have bought another 3m of black Hypalon so can afford to get creative when I do eventually fit the tubes.
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It's been a while but i'm finally getting close to getting this in the water!
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