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Old 10 November 2008, 17:42   #11
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I'd talk to Henshaws still. They are extremely helpful and I suspect their shop floor manager has more experience of sr5.4s than anyone other than a current Avon employee.
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Old 10 November 2008, 18:04   #12
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I'd talk to Henshaws still. They are extremely helpful and I suspect their shop floor manager has more experience of sr5.4s than anyone other than a current Avon employee.
In that case, their price could be quite competitive
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Old 11 November 2008, 03:03   #13
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Its going on a mooring with ropes fore and aft.
I'll speak to Henshaws today and see what price I get?
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Old 11 November 2008, 04:50   #14
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Just spoke to Henshaws.

3500 all in, fitted with extra protection for drying out, fair lead, lifelines and two handles on the back.
Can't believe I considered anyone else, Chris knows his stuff. I never realised Henshaws did the MOD and Halmatic boats, they even have some been shipped out to the US.

Thanks for help lads, I'm sold!
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Old 11 November 2008, 05:26   #15
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Chewy,

My boat had lived on a mooring for a while before I got it, and I also have two lengths of extra wear patch running along the hull / toob join from about a meter back form the bow right up to the cone at the stern. Needless to say it's visually quite trashed, but the toobs underneath in the small areas I've peeled it back are in pretty good nick so can totally reccommend it if you are grounding a lot. One thing to watch tho' - keep an eye on the inboard (keel) side edge of that patch - there's a fair amount of water pressure trying to force it off when you're on the move. (which is why I know the toobs underneath mine are in good nick!)
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Old 11 November 2008, 07:41   #16
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I'm anti fouling the tubes below the water line and using Meguairs Wax on the rest.
Hopefully this should keep em in good nick?
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Old 11 November 2008, 11:38   #17
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you will be amazed at how many manufacturers use Henshaws for their toobs!! Bladerunner, Pascoe, Solent, Mod stuff,
bloody good choice, and very helpfull,
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you will be amazed at how many manufacturers use Henshaws for their toobs!! Bladerunner, Pascoe, Solent, Mod stuff,
bloody good choice, and very helpfull,
Agreed did a very good job of fixing my Pacific when we blew out a rear cone. Walking around the factory (once we had found it) was quite an eye opener. They had a new set of very heavy duty dark grey Atlantic 22 tubes undergoing a 24 hour pressure test at the time. Chris (who posts on here) caught me drooling over them

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Old 12 November 2008, 14:56   #19
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Just spoke to Henshaws......Can't believe I considered anyone else, .... I'm sold!
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..Might try and find someone local to fit a set of Pauls tubes for me.
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Old 12 November 2008, 15:52   #20
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Lol, I looked in my PM's at a quote I got off Paul and rang him today. We had quite an indepth chat and he was willing to talk me through fitting the tubes myself. This wasn't an option due to lack of a workshop.

He did say it'd be worth finding a localish retuber to fit them for me so this might be the way forward.

I'm still open to options but found Paul very easy to talk to and when I mentioned fitting a tube mounted fairlead he explained I'd be better with a painter attached to the D ring, thus saving me a fair bit off cash.

I'll try get some decent photos of the SR this weekend and get the old tubes removed.
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