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Old 14 May 2009, 18:35   #1
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Fixing rip on a ribeye 650

Hi, just wondering whats the best method of covering a 5" rip on the rubber where the inflatable tube meets the hull. The damage is just where the rubber meets the hull so it doesnt actually affect the air in the tubes
can i put some sort of rubber patch over it?

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Old 14 May 2009, 18:58   #2
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Did you commission a survey before buying your Ribeye?

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Old 15 May 2009, 02:36   #3
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Can you not get some material and patch it like you would a rip in a tube?
Are ribeyes hypalon?
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Old 15 May 2009, 03:48   #4
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You can patch over it but you need to do a good job because the water pressure may lift it again if it isn't stuck down well.

You can either order the bits from Polymarine (once you have confirmed it is hyperlon) or take it into Redbay Boats at Cushendall if you are not confident on doing a good job yourself.

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