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Old 07 June 2005, 18:47   #21
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Bruce - doesn't look like a Scorpion to your left! (Not wanting Scorpion owners to get a bad name! )

Also, I think I would have tied up alongside the main pontoon rather than rafting as, whenever you raft, you are leaving yourself at the mercy of the boat you are rafted to if s/he leaves before you do! It probably would have been possible to motor in, put someone ashore and then use ropes to pull Farfetched round to lie alongside the main pontoon. At least then there is less likelihood of someone messing with your ropes!

Blue Ice has several thicknesses of hypalon around the area that the tube fixes to the nose so that would seem to be the way to go!

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If I were you I'd get it sorted sooner rather than later. I hope it doesn't happen to you again, but if it does, it could wear through the fabric completely next time!
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Old 07 June 2005, 18:58   #23
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Louise, we moored where the marshall told us to on arrival.

It was a Scorpion I think - look at this picture. Am I wrong?

Also posted a couple of close ups of damage for expert advice.

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Richard reckons it's a Cobra. Definitely not a Scorp!

We've made the mistake of doing what 'the official' told us to do before now and wouldn't have any qualms about challenging him/her if we thought they were not giving us the best advice!
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Old 07 June 2005, 19:03   #25
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Any suggestions who he / she might be?

Seriously, we won't do what we are told EVER again!!!

Also, could there be more than one yellow henshaw hypalon colour?
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Sorry - don't know who it could be.

One of the tube guys will know about the tube colour but this suggests Henshaws supply only one yellow hypalon.
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we normally have a minimum of 2 thicknesses of fabric in the bows sometimes as many as 5 thicknesses and then overlay this with vertical strips of flat rubbing strake . we also wrap a layer of fabric around the edge of the flange before fitting the tubes the also helps to take some of the hardness out of the edge
I'd certainly go with that. I also have flat rubbing strake protecting the flange right back to about 1.5mtrs. The hull edge on your boat is very pronounced and, therefore, particularly vulnerable.
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Please can people post pictures of what they have done - if they have them - to protect this area of their rib. I find the word descriptions a bit hard to follow. Thanks
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Bruce, I apologise for being a bit heavy on you but you wind me up, so.

Anyway, night, night to you.

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Apology accepted but not really necessary! Thank you for your help.
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