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Old 22 December 2009, 12:37   #1
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Clamseal emergency tube repair thingy!

Hi again

Just saw these at the local chandlery, and wondering whether anyone has any experiece of them, good or bad. It looks like a very novel solution to an important problem.

http://www.bartonmarine.com/html/the_clamseal.htm

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Old 22 December 2009, 12:43   #2
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In my experience, very good indeed. I always keep one on board, and over the past couple of years I've used two on other people's boats. In each case they've bought it off me.

One of the above was on the first day of rescue cover for a dinghy National Championships. A RIB had come up from Wales and picked up a puncture. We putthe clamseal in and their tube stayed inflated for the remainder of the week
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Old 22 December 2009, 12:56   #3
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Agree, one was used on a RIB at Cowes week after a similar incident on route and held all week, we always have one aboard
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Yea after seeing a mates rib have apucture to which hw applied the said thingy it worked really well got him home safe and sound. I always carry one as do most of my mates.
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Just ordered one off ebay. Looks like something worth having just in case.
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Wot those blokes said above. Haven't deployed mine and hope not to. Nice simple bit of kit, POP to use. Be prepared to enlarge a small puncture into a slit long enough to take the clamp, a wee knife is essential.
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much tidier than a nut and bolt and 2 large washers ,
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