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Old 05 May 2006, 15:01   #1
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how difficult is Fitting new tubes on a rib ?

Hi,

I need my Rib retubed and got let down by a company here and am looking around for new tubes now.
Since I live in Belgium and there are almost no company's here that do these things my other option was getting new tube made in the UK and fit them myself. ( olmec tubing gave me a good price for this )

But I was wondering how hard this would be ? I don't want to f*** up the new tubes.
I am good with my hands but have never done anything like this or even glued anything on the old tubes...

so, what you all think, get a company or pro to do it or do it yourself ?

Thanks
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Old 05 May 2006, 15:29   #2
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Hi Stingraymax,it can be done by someone who is competent but when you order them my advice to you would be get them from a supplier that can be trusted from my own experience i can say do not get them from Olmec.I will be happy to supply you with two reports that i have never posted on this forum done by Henshaws and a local dealer to me about the tubes fitted to my boat that were eventually removed originaly suplied by Olmec.This is not the only bad job on record their is a long list I,m sure if you were to look in the Arkives or ask someone would help
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Old 05 May 2006, 15:36   #3
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Old 05 May 2006, 18:45   #4
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Its not that difficult but its a bit of a pain in the butt. I fitted mine with the help of someone who had done it before so wasn't so bad and it has given me confidence that it has been done correctly.

There is a lot of work in doing all the prep before and the finishing off afterwards, the actual glueing up and sticking down took us about 5 hours. I wouldn't suggest doing it yourself unless you have some professional guidance. Speak to the tube guys on here and get some knowledge about how its done, then decide if you think its a task you can undertake.
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Old 05 May 2006, 18:50   #5
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no fear.

What exactly do you manage??

Your spelling is abysmal.
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Come to think of it.... why can't anyone spell on this site?
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Old 05 May 2006, 18:53   #7
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Old 05 May 2006, 19:13   #8
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Olmec have a good name on this forum, but when I asked for a quote I felt like I was being taken for a ride.

Choice is yours.
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Re-tubing

I would give Paul Tilley a call IMHO a good ribber: contact paul@tidel.biz
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Yup he is the tube wizard!!!
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