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Old 21 April 2013, 21:39   #1
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New guy.

Hi guys, I'm Albert and I'm from Curacao.
I have signed onto the forum because I have some projects that I'm busy with.

One is an inflatable that I found at the dump and the other is for a costumer of my dad.

My questions are;
How do you fix the tubes of a ribb if the tubes have come off completely ?
Is it possible and worth the resale to foam fill a dinghie ?
If yes than how do you foam fill it ?

Thanks in advance and tight lines.
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Old 22 April 2013, 03:45   #2
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edd carter out there quite bit
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Old 22 April 2013, 04:29   #3
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How do you fix the tubes of a ribb if the tubes have come off completely ?
you glue them back on! The details depend on the materials involved, but success is all about good preparation and having sound surfaces on both the tube and hull. There is plenty of advice on preparing and glueing tubes if you search the forum,
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Is it possible and worth the resale to foam fill a dinghie ?
If yes than how do you foam fill it ?
in almost all circumstances it is a bad idea. The only time I would consider it would be a boat which was about to go to the dump and I wanted another year out of it. Don't expect to be able to resell it afterwards. Foam (even the best stuff) will soak up water eventually - there is no way to get it back out.

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edd carter out there quite bit
That's probably not the most useful piece of information for someone new who has no idea who Ed is. Given the questions I also suspect Albert is looking the the cheapest DIY solution rather than bringing in a professional tube repairer.
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you glue them back on! The details depend on the materials involved, but success is all about good preparation and having sound surfaces on both the tube and hull. There is plenty of advice on preparing and glueing tubes if you search the forum,
in almost all circumstances it is a bad idea. The only time I would consider it would be a boat which was about to go to the dump and I wanted another year out of it. Don't expect to be able to resell it afterwards. Foam (even the best stuff) will soak up water eventually - there is no way to get it back out.


That's probably not the most useful piece of information for someone new who has no idea who Ed is. Given the questions I also suspect Albert is looking the the cheapest DIY solution rather than bringing in a professional tube repairer.
Cant disagree with that
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