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Old 12 March 2016, 15:15   #1
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Futura speed tubes - most uneducated question 2016 award?

My futura is a 2005 fastroller which is generally in good nick, except maybe for the front bit of the speed tubes where they attach to the bottom of the boat. I say maybe (and now to the dumb part of the question) because I am not sure if they are supposed to be slightly coming off / have a small gap to make it easier after repairs to put the speed tubes back in place. I've got an itchy trigger finger to get the glue mixed up and just put a patch on it but then that would be that - no more access to the front bit of the speed tubes.

Jeez, what a long winded way of describing such a small problem. Appreciate everyone still awake, would even more appreciate any thoughts on this.

Happy boating!!

PS: Will attach a photo as soon as the "manage attachment" button will react to my frantic tapping on said button!
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Old 12 March 2016, 15:26   #2
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Might be worth a trip to ron hale marine in Portsmouth to have a look at a futura to compare tubes
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Thanks Thestig - didn't realise they were the closest zodiac dealer. Many thanks.

PS: Thanks also for the nice welcoming words and yes, there is always someone with nicer and shinier toys ��
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Old 12 March 2016, 15:31   #4
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Damn. Need to work out how the emoticons (?) work. Or maybe just ask my eldest son...
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Old 13 March 2016, 06:35   #5
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Managed to upload some photos. The more I think about it the more I think this is actually how it is supposed to look and there shouldn't go any patches over it.
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I'm no expert but it looks ok to me
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Without the open front edge one could not use cordage to pull the removable speed tube forward toward the bow.
Looks OK to me as well.

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Thanks folks, really appreciate your opinions on this.

Not going to get the glue ready any time soon.
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