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Old 21 September 2010, 23:08   #1
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Can anyone vouch for this company?

Looking into having a set of inner tubes made for a 5.4 SR. Everything on here about Gemini sounds terrible. This is the only other option I have found so far? Any thoughts

http://www.inflatablesribsmarine.com/index.html#rigid
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Wing in the western US make commercial Poly tubes.

Polaris Inflatables in Langley BC Canada make Hypalon Tubes. I can vouch for Polaris... Guy and Bill have been great to me.

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Better off saving and getting a set of new tubes made.
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Better off saving and getting a set of new tubes made.
I agree. My sausages were made by Paul Tilley and worked fine but I would still rather have had a complete retube if I could have taken the boat to get them fitted.
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Old 22 September 2010, 22:48   #5
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I am just trying to get another 5 - 7 years out of it. After the house is paid off I'm going to treat myself to a new 6m + boat.
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how much are they charging for the inner tubes and what are they made out of ,will they fit them ?
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Old 24 September 2010, 13:32   #7
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I haven't got a quote yet. They do fit outs, but wouldn't be an option for me, as they are in Australia, and I'm in the US. I am still researching this project and there don't seem to be a whole lot of options. Maybe that fact alone suggests that this may not be the best idea, but I am not quick to dismiss it entirely just because it is unconventional.
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Paul,
You have a reputation as being quite the majician with glue and rubber, have you ever considered fabricating something like this? Gemini (not the boat co.) seems to be proving that there is a market for inner tubes despite poor cunstruction and service. Imagine what you could do with a little competence and a smile
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