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Old 26 November 2010, 10:52   #1
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cover chaffing fix????

just been to check my rib and noticed a little bit where the top layer of material (the one with the colour) has worn off due to my cover chaffing a little. it is very small (5p size) but want to prevent it getting worse when i fix it.

the cover is an excellent fit but due to the tube design and way they inflate it causes a slight crease and that is a high point which has chaffed.

it is a full cover i have and it is at the bow where it is went a little.

would there be any drawbacks to using huge towels/dust sheets on the tube all round to prevent this completely?

where the boat is can get quite windy so need to try something.

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Old 26 November 2010, 11:12   #2
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I don't see a problem with that, but as it's only a small area affected, you could simply stick a small piece of duct tape over the tube at that point (you can tell I own a Searider )
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Old 26 November 2010, 11:24   #3
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I'd be tempted to use something that wasn't going to retain any moisture that found it's way in.

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nasher- any suggestions as to what to use?

i'd rather have something that won't hold water either. i wonder if some clear plastic would work that you get in big rolls??

DHD- the one major appeal of a searider is duck tape is much cheaper and easier to fix than hypalon :-)

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Old 26 November 2010, 13:34   #5
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Could somebody please put me out of my misery and comment on the tube material quality of Avon Adventurers? I'm dying over here
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I had something similar with an ebay blue cover on my rib when overwintered in the garden. I ended buying some cheapo rubber carpet underlay and laying two lengths of it down the tubes rubber side down. The theory was that being mainly rubber it wouldn't absorb moisture and being fairly heavy it wouldn't shift about too much. I proved to be half right on that, but it did help protect the tubes a little.
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nasher- any suggestions as to what to use?

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My first thought would be bubblewrap, maybe in a double layer.
Nice and cheap and won't hold the water.

Or the thin foam underlay you put under laminate flooring.
The stuff suitable for bathrooms is closed cell and does not hold water.

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thanks guys-the stuff for the bathrooms sounds ideal!

i'll goto b&q in morning and get some.

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