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Old 14 June 2014, 22:18   #1
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Blown tubes 20 foot RIB

Does anyone have a knowledge of a company called Proline Inflatable, in China. Has anyone heard about the Quality of there boats? Looking at a 20' Proline with blown tubes. Has a 2010 4 stroke 115 hp Mercury.
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Old 15 June 2014, 17:13   #3
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Trying to figure out if it is worth fixing, 20foot RIB, has a 2010 115 hp Mercury 4 stroke, right rear tube is blown. Asking $4500.00 DOLLARS. Not sure how fiberglass work is in China. Would probably replace all tubes, if it is worth fixing. thanks
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I reckon given the tube costs over in the USA, I'd be offering the value of the motor for it minus a disposal fee for the rest.
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I reckon given the tube costs over in the USA, I'd be offering the value of the motor for it minus a disposal fee for the rest.
+1. Why have the tubes blown?
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A guess would be, really hot day and very hard tubes, seen it before
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Old 16 June 2014, 11:33   #7
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I reckon given the tube costs over in the USA, I'd be offering the value of the motor for it minus a disposal fee for the rest.
CAN PVC Tubes be Repaired?
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Yes PVC and hypalon tubes can be repaired, but a giant rip from being left in the sun is normally a replace type of fix.
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No it's not as bad as it sounds, the usually burst along the seams, clean them up and glue them back together, it's still a Chinese boat though
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Thanks to everyone, think I will pass on the Chinese boat!
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