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Old 30 April 2012, 16:54   #1
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Hull flowcoat and re paint (Tube removal or not)

I am after a bit of sensible advice regarding the above. I am looking to spruce up the boat. The tubes are in pretty good nick apart from a rubbing strake that is cracked in places and a couple of safety line attachments(nylon webbing type) that have pulled out. The hull to tube tapes have a couple of very small frays in them. I was looking at having the tubes removed/ repaired whilst I tacled the hull but the removal/ remounting of the tubes is pretyy expensive circa 400-500, before any of the strake/ safety line repairs

Is it really necessary to remove the tubes to get a good all round finish or would it be possible to carefully mask and paint. Could the hull to tube tapes then be replaced.

I am on a budget so and advice would be greatfully recieved. I'd love to do everything but I have to remain realistic

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you can achieve good results with out removing tubes, may take a little longer masking it all off but very doo able

i done this Osprey few years back
a side at a time on the floor, deflated tube one side turned it on side wedged in position, same on opposite side them mopped it in accordingly, looked new to be honest
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i would leave the tubes on and inflated and be careful when masking up if posible i would turn it right over or just tip it and do one side at a time. certainly would not waste money taking the tubes off ,if the underneath strips are a bit worn ,leave them on and put new wider ones over the top when the hull is finished
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Cheers for the response

Did you brush paint/ roller or spray? the finish on the osprey looks great.

Paul

Thanks for the response

If I was to cover the existing tapes do you have any idea where I can get the tapes?

The current rubbing strake is a simple flat thing. How difficult will this be to remove and whats the best way of getting it off?

thanks for all the advice guys. I revving up for tackling this myself

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try emailing paul@tidel.biz for fabric tapes and rubbing strake ,old strake will come off with hot air gun or grinder
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