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Old 12 July 2009, 01:18   #11
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Luke, more bad news I am afraid, from Boatmad:

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....obinson+marine

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That makes interesting reading, are they still about? the www.robinsonmarineservices.com does not seem to work.
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Old 12 July 2009, 03:35   #12
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Luke, more bad news I am afraid, from Boatmad:

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....obinson+marine

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Cheers Pete,

Unfortunately I found that yesterday in my search for information. Very interesting indeed, have managed to contact someone there through the email address who claim the person who ran the company has died and hence they have ceased trading! Ironically this happened before the boat was sold!!

I see there is a member on here called Dave9960 who has on his profile that his boat was manufactured by Robinson Marine. I have PM'd him to see what his experiences have been.

Thanks all for your comments!

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Old 13 July 2009, 08:22   #13
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i find it a bit strange that you are complaining about being sold a boat that is not up to standard yet you are happy to advertise the tubes off said boat as in excellent condition for some poor mug to buy ,isnt this double standards .you are upset at being ripped off yet are prepaired to rip off someone else with these tubes that are only fit for the bin or to be given away at a push. this might not win your approval but it is the truth in my opinion
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Old 13 July 2009, 08:39   #14
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To sit on the fence ;

Is this a case of the tubes are OK - but not stuck to the hull very well, so rather than bugger about he is going for a full on re-tube from Henshaw ( I imagine to get confidence back in the boat) , but the tubes could well be of use to someone to adjust & re-fit if you have the experiance etc?

They are good condition in that they hold air - haven't been worn away ( or near the water much! ) so aren't faded, worn, repaired etc ?

Possibly just a case of some contradiction/ misunderstanding/ lack of clarity in what is actually 'wrong' with them. Wrong can mean a lot of things to different people .
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But surely if the tubes were perfect it would be easy enough to just attach them properly???

agains sitting on the fence - ouch....................
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Maybe - I know I'd be happier with a re-tube from Henshaw than trying to fix somehting that was never quite 'right' .

I'm sure the tubes will be of use to someone - if only for spare material / patches / inner tubes, dust cover , curtains , clothes , waterproof jacket etc ( dont Quba make clothes from 'used sail cloth' - business opportuniy - clothes from ' used rib tube' clothing ? .
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Old 13 July 2009, 09:58   #17
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I think you will find that this is basically a very good boat. The only real let down being the plastic tubes with seperate bladder, some 2 pack foam holding the fuel tank in that blocks the underfloor drain holes and the steering.
We have one as our club safety boat. We eventually bit the bullet and had Paul Tilley of TIDEL re tube it (at very reasonable cost and he made a cracking job of it).
We took the console and tank out removed the 2 pack foam, clearing the drain holes (got several litres of water out) and fitted Baystar steering.
It is now a really nice boat.

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Paul,

You have completely misunderstood me.

The tubes are as they would have been when they left Gemini other than one end cone needs abit of glue. The issue is the attachment which has failed, and I neither have the time or skills to do this myself and rather than pay 650 to have them proffesionally attached I have gone for a full retube with Henshaws, to one ensure I have no further problems with regards my tubes and two to give me some confidence back in the boat.

Appologies if you felt I was trying to rip someone off I have just thought they might help someone who cant afford a retube at the moment either the whole tubes or just the inner tubes. As I say the tubes themselves are in great condition its just been the attatchment and the fact they are the Gemini Industries tubes!

I am an honest guy and wouldnt sell/give anything if I felt it was cr*p.

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i find it a bit strange that you are complaining about being sold a boat that is not up to standard yet you are happy to advertise the tubes off said boat as in excellent condition for some poor mug to buy ,isnt this double standards .you are upset at being ripped off yet are prepaired to rip off someone else with these tubes that are only fit for the bin or to be given away at a push. this might not win your approval but it is the truth in my opinion
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hat11 dont sell the tubes then give them away it will save you a lot of embarrassment in the future .i can assure you i have only seen 5 sets of these tubes and all were crap !!!!
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hat11 dont sell the tubes then give them away it will save you a lot of embarrassment in the future .i can assure you i have only seen 5 sets of these tubes and all were crap !!!!
Dont you mean "they were'nt very good" ??
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