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Old 17 June 2013, 12:18   #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
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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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It doesn't show on Arctic Grey too much
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Welcome to RIBnet Hatbat.

Yellow tends to fade quite quickly. Most of the paler colours do too. You can and should treat the new tubes with an anti-UV product before leaving in the sun.

The "impression" textured fabrics can be hard to wipe clean (tricky with bird crap).

I like your idea of grey or navy with a pinstripe - classy and easy to sell on.
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Thanks for all the responses. Seagull shite has always been a problem on these moorings, we find that an owl on the boat helps (must make sure there is somewhere to stick it!).

OK, so avoid fabric texture as its a pain to clean. What about the carbon finish - is that ok? Does it scuff?

I'm a little concerned that a dark colour will always look salty and sh1ty as the boat will unfortunately be left for up to 4 weeks at a time.

That said, I'm struggling to get excited about Artic grey... does it show up every bit of dirt?

Has anyone got any pictures of ribs in artic grey, light grey or neptune grey?

Thanks so much
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My Ballistic. See 'My RIBase' ,arrowed below, or my refurb thread. Ballistic refurb


It's got arctic grey tubes and until last year I think it'd never been covered. You can see pre and post cleaning pics as well-the first ones aren't a good representation of the colour. It's very close to the RAL colour for 'LIght Grey'.
















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Thanks, do you find it marks easily? Cheers!

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It's got arctic grey tubes and until last year I think it'd never been covered. You can see pre and post cleaning pics as well-the first ones aren't a good representation of the colour. It's very close to the RAL colour for 'LIght Grey'.

















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Not sure-I've only actually used it in anger once after the rebuiild and it's just been done with Polymarine inflatable boat finish. However, it'd had a hard life and they weren't marked badly and any fading doesn't show.
Generally, shades of grey seem to stand up to weathering better from what I've seen, while colours eventually fade on top.

Bear in mind though,mine's a different brand of Hypalon than the ones used over here.
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My thread - if any good regarding Anthracite grey tubes.
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My thread - if any good regarding Anthracite grey tubes.
Looks great. What finish is that?
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I had yellow tubes, and they faded and showed every spec of dirt, I had white, and they are obviosly worse, so are the light greys. Dark blues are ok but faid in UV and boring. Next time I got military grey but they still showed dirt. Oramge looks like you are RNLI. I remember having this discussion with Phil at revenger, and he said fabric impression is a nightmare to keep clean, but they do look sexy. I had to scrub my tubes and use solvents at times, and I cant imagine you can do that with a fabric impression. Darker the better IMHO, unless you dont have cleaning OCD
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Ok, so my favourite combination is the dark blue and grey wear patches, I had hoped to get it in the carbon finish but I gather it's not available in blue... that leaves shiny or fabric impression. I certainly prefer the look of the clean fabric impression but then there's the cleaning problem.

Grr. Why can things never be simple.

Guess I could go for my 2nd preference, (carbon black) with grey wear patches. I understand black doesn't fade as much as blue and the carbon finish is easier UK clean?

I've been strongly recommended to get a full cover for long periods unused on the mooring.
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