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Old 01 February 2011, 09:39   #31
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I have black tubes with grey wear patches in a matt finish, never noticed any great problems with cleaning or salt stains, I give the tubes a quick rinse after each trip. Don't have overpressure valves fitted, but i do let a bit of air out to be on the safe side.
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Old 01 February 2011, 11:37   #32
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I think you should consider bright color like yellow or red, it's more likely that the rescue team will find you if you get in trouble out there in the dark.

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Old 01 February 2011, 13:12   #33
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Black Tubes

I have Black tubes and I'm in westport!! Never had any problems always pumped hard and as said washed down after each use they will be perfect.

If you need anything Look me up. (RS Marine) ;-)
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Old 01 February 2011, 13:30   #34
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I think you should consider bright color like yellow or red, it's more likely that the rescue team will find you if you get in trouble out there in the dark.
Must say that I'm guna disagree with you. In trouble in the dark surely black tubes would be an advantage? Now that rescue teams (and Martini) have moved from good old rods and cones to FLIR technology etc surely the greater heat signature that the black material will have will be beneficial, since it will show up stronger on the display. The lower radiation output of the red material would quickly become the same temperature as the sea I would have thought.
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Old 01 February 2011, 14:36   #35
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black tubes

the black shark skin tubes are great, keeps clean and cool, even seagull muc washes straight of. give ribquest a ring they know there ribs neal
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Must say that I'm guna disagree with you. In trouble in the dark surely black tubes would be an advantage? Now that rescue teams (and Martini) have moved from good old rods and cones to FLIR technology etc surely the greater heat signature that the black material will have will be beneficial, since it will show up stronger on the display. The lower radiation output of the red material would quickly become the same temperature as the sea I would have thought.
You really do talk shite some times.
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Must say that I'm guna disagree with you. In trouble in the dark surely black tubes would be an advantage? Now that rescue teams (and Martini) have moved from good old rods and cones to FLIR technology etc surely the greater heat signature that the black material will have will be beneficial, since it will show up stronger on the display. The lower radiation output of the red material would quickly become the same temperature as the sea I would have thought.
Me thinks your grasp of GCSE physics has over looked some important issues:

(1) Its unlikely that when you are in real distress at night your tubes are the hottest part of your rib. That is probably you, or your nav lights (unless the engine is still running or you have a fire!). If life threatening distress its probably not been that hot anyway - and certainly not by night.

(2) black emits better so might give a stronger signature on FLIR, but consequently cools down quicker (that energy has to come from somewhere) so lasts less time than a less emitting colour.

(3) if its really gone Pete Tong then you'll be "gel coat up" or you are totally swamped and taking waves over the top and your tubes are pretty much at sea temp.

EDIT - Chewy put it more succinctly than me!
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You really do talk shite some times.
I was just about to say those exact words
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My new rib is all black, hull and tubes.. I got pressure release valves fitted when it was being made and there hasn't been much deviation in the tube pressure yet over the long winter.. My boat is in Dublin so I don't think you'd have any trouble in Mayo ! 
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