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Old 31 January 2011, 17:15   #21
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...... or maybe the more exciting and traditional scheme like Mollers' old one.
Roy alway likes to be a little bit 'whoa' and a little bit 'whey' with his boat colours. He went for 'Dog's Knob' red with your's preceded by 'Flume ride' blue on the previous 7m.
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Old 31 January 2011, 17:18   #22
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Hi guys,

Im buying a new inflatable boat off a company, and I have a wide choice of colours to choose from. Ive seen a picture of an all black boat and it looks really well. My question is is it a bad colour to choose because of its heat absorbancey. Will the tubes be more likely to suffer accidental over inflation or will the material break down quicker with the sun rays.

Anybody with a black or very dark colour rib with any experiance of such problems.

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i have black tubes and have no probs.. and your right they do look nice go for it..
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Old 31 January 2011, 17:34   #23
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I must admit that ribs in black look fab especially this one



Although I don't rate them shock mitigation seats if thats what you end up looking like after prolonged use.
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Roy alway likes to be a little bit 'whoa' and a little bit 'whey' with his boat colours.
Bit of leg always makes me go 'whoa' and a bit 'whey'
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I must admit that ribs in black look fab especially this one
I'm well in to black an all, predictably.

But I would recommend PRV's, in any colour tube but particularly black.

Grey with a splash of black ie wear patches etc I think is the most sensible option whilst keeping with a theme
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We store Into the Red deflated
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For two reasons I can think of right now.....

A) All that lovely space around her in that pic above has now gone. The boatyard had 3000m2 space but the lease came up so they've had to move next door into less than 1000m2. 'cos we're a fairly longstanding customer and we bought our last boat from him, he has managed to get us inside, but whereas before they were 50+ boats inside his old place there are less than 15 now and they're all packed in like sardines. I'll see if they have a pic on their site of the new space. Nearly all the boats are kept outside now, and especially if he shrink wraps it it'll be fine, but at least for the first few years GD reckons the extra cost of keeping it inside will be worth it by keeping it nice. For interest have included a google maps pic. They've moved from the red to the blue so you'll understand space is now at a premium especially indoors

B) Habit. It was a practicality with the Pro 'cos we put it down the back of the garage (2 car garage one in front of the other) and so in winter it was more practical to leave the tubes deflated to get to the stuff stored behind it, bikes etc.
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B) Habit. It was a practicality with the Pro 'cos we put it down the back of the garage (2 car garage one in front of the other) and so in winter it was more practical to leave the tubes deflated to get to the stuff stored behind it, bikes etc.
No mice or rats round your way or in his shed then

Even shrink wrapped I'd want my tubes inflated not only to keep out vermin but because a carelessly manoeuvred trailer is more likely to bounce off, and my gut feel tells me that creases and folds in deflated tubes (even if you can't see any are the baffles etc inside all sitting flat) are likely to be problem areas in the future.
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No mice or rats round your way or in his shed then
Luckily not, the garage is essentially a concrete box with a door too tight for mice to enter. Well, we leave the SIB and warps and all the clobber for the mooring laid out on the floor and never had any issues. Don't think he's got any anyway, and besides, she lives on dollies so assuming the mice can climb up the vertical steel and navigate up the slippery GRP hull whilst upside down, and then lift off the very tightly fitted cover I don't suppose much could happen really?
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Even shrink wrapped I'd want my tubes inflated not only to keep out vermin but because a carelessly manoeuvred trailer is more likely to bounce off,
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creases and folds in deflated tubes (even if you can't see any are the baffles etc inside all sitting flat) are likely to be problem areas in the future.
By deflated I mean there is still a fair bit of air in them. They're not completely like absolutely empty... just.... limp and flacid TBH there's probably enough air in them so absorb any impacts anyway so I'm not going to worry. Besides, if it gets hit with enough force to do some damage it'll fall off the dollies and there'll be alot more to think about than just damaged tubes. But I try not to think about that
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