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Old 17 June 2013, 13:18   #1
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Hypalon options - help?

Hi,

I'm new to the world of Ribs, and am in the process of buying a 6.3m Rib and need to choose the colour/texture etc of the Pennel orca tubes.... The boat will be living on a mooring in North Cornwall for 5 months/year.

Presumably some colours/textures don't show marks as much as others? Are some colours more resistant in terms of UV as well?

Thinking of one of the greys/black/dark blue, possibly with a strip/patch in a lighter colour to make it less..... grey.

Thanks
Kate
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Hi,

I'm new to the world of Ribs, and am in the process of buying a 6.3m Rib and need to choose the colour/texture etc of the Pennel orca tubes.... The boat will be living on a mooring in North Cornwall for 5 months/year.

Presumably some colours/textures don't show marks as much as others? Are some colours more resistant in terms of UV as well?

Thinking of one of the greys/black/dark blue, possibly with a strip/patch in a lighter colour to make it less..... grey.

Thanks
Kate
won't whoever is building the tubes give you some advice on what to go for the more colours etc you add the dearer it will get
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I wonder if darker tubes are more susceptible to heat and greater pressure differences, I was told to avoid dark colours but always ended up with dark blue for some reason.
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I wonder if darker tubes are more susceptible to heat and greater pressure differences, I was told to avoid dark colours but always ended up with dark blue for some reason.
if its new tubes then it won't cost much more to have pressure relief valves fitted, they do the trick whatever colour you go for
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if its new tubes then it won't cost much more to have pressure relief valves fitted, they do the trick whatever colour you go for
If you have them done in black they put them on anyway, so I have been told.
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If you have them done in black they put them on anyway, so I have been told.
I think if I was having tubes fitted to a new rib I'd have them fitted whatever the colour, even our white tubes get really hot in the sunshine, whatever sunshine is
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I think if I was having tubes fitted to a new rib I'd have them fitted whatever the colour, even our white tubes get really hot in the sunshine, whatever sunshine is
It's a big relief having PRV fitted you don't have to worry anymore less messing about when you pump them up as well it blows out when its up to pressure
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"The boat will be living on a mooring in North Cornwall for 5 months/year."

nearest colour seagull shite would be best
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nearest colour seagull shite would be best
go for white then, it'll soon go seagull sh1t an looks a lot smarter than all the multi coloured swap shop efforts
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Allegedly yellow boats are not liked by seagulls. Google it.

To be fair our yellow and black cardinal rib rarely has it on, yet the other boats near us do!
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