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Old 03 February 2019, 14:31   #1
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Alterations to tubes.

Just wondering if there is anyone in the Yorkshire area that can do alterations to the tubes on my SR4. I am thinking of putting a bow dodger on and the idea I have requires gluing rubber buttons on the front of the tubes. There was a guy in the Cheshire area I am sure it was a company called "Chinook" who did some work for me years ago, But I don't think he is in the business any more. I would be grateful for any help. Cheers Colin...
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Old 03 February 2019, 16:00   #2
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Are you over-thinking the difficulty?
Excel Boats sell bow-dodgers complete with all the tube fixings and glue in a couple of different sizes and colours according to the boat. Not taking anything away from guys on here who manufactured their own, these are easily adapted to any other SIB.

I'd never fitted one before but it a was a piece of cake only taking half an hour or so.

P.S. If the rubbing strakes can't take hooks like mine couldn't then Terry also supplies the necessary rubber buttons.
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Old 04 February 2019, 03:26   #3
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These things usually come with four of the glue on buttons you describe. This is a really simple job which you could do at home in an hour or so. Unless you can get the boat inside a garage and warm it up a bit Id probably wait for the weather to improve and the outside temp to rise before gluing. Failing that there are a few companies up North. Sadly not an area I know very well - if you search on here youll find several.
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Old 04 February 2019, 06:09   #4
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Just wondering if there is anyone in the Yorkshire area that can do alterations to the tubes on my SR4. I am thinking of putting a bow dodger on and the idea I have requires gluing rubber buttons on the front of the tubes. There was a guy in the Cheshire area I am sure it was a company called "Chinook" who did some work for me years ago, But I don't think he is in the business any more. I would be grateful for any help. Cheers Colin...
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Old 05 February 2019, 12:25   #5
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many thanks for your reply's Some really good info there. I will look into the options, when I get more time, just a bit too busy at the mo. Tim M. I think you are spot on with the weather suggestion..
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