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Old 13 October 2012, 16:26   #11
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That is much more what I was hoping to hear :-)
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Old 13 October 2012, 16:29   #12
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..... we would unfortunately have to sell up :-(
We have some help & advice guides on our website that may help with DIY repairing and cleaning tubes etc
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Retube approx 2800 + vat , repair /cleaning materials less than 100 and some hard work .
1 .clean the tubes with thinners
2.repair leak properly
3.fill small torn areas of strake with sika flex
4 . polish tubes
5.dont bother with seam tapes they should have tapes internally
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Old 15 October 2012, 11:35   #14
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So far I've received some very promising estimates, which is good news :-)

However our lack of ability to tow is proving to be a big hurdle (unsuprisingly)!

Our trailer is roadworthy, but we have no car suitable, therefore can anyone recommend a tube repair place closer to Gillingham perhaps?
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Old 19 October 2012, 07:24   #15
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I Can Help

Hi Guys

I carry out tube repairs I am based in Birchington but can travel, I have a job to do on a commercial RIB in Chatham Marina then another one at Whitstable Marine on Friday 2nd November but will be happy to stop by and have a look and give you some help or guidance if you need it.

You can call me on 07743 392599 if you want to give me a call.

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So....after a few hours of scrubbing, with the help of some Toobshine we have made some progress.

Most importantly we confirmed the tubes are holding air, which is a massive relief! Obviously our temporary patch will need to be made more permenant, but at least there are no more punctures!

Also, hopefully, from the new pics, with at least some of the dirt gone, it is easier to see the areas with cosmetic damage, that will need to be repaired.

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As you can see, we're having real trouble with the underside of the tubes, however the topside and the hull are coming along (fairly) nicely....
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