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Old 23 March 2010, 13:34   #1
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Knee hole in toooob

Dizzy Izzy is a fine vintage Ocean and her tubes are original, we keep meaning to re-tube her but our Mel is a dab-hand with a patch and up until a little accident in Jersey the tubes were holding up nicely.

I managed to put my knee through an area in the top of the mid section.

This did not go down well.

We just spent two hours on the water trying to fix it ready for some surveying tomorrow.

Suffice to say Henshaws and Tiley have both quoted for new ones!
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Old 23 March 2010, 13:46   #2
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Sounds like you need to wear some knee pads.
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Sounds like you need to wear some knee pads.
or stay off the chip butties and beer
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Old 23 March 2010, 13:56   #4
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or stay off the chip butties and beer
But they are a delicacy! Mmmm drippin.

Anyway... My knees are boney, hence the hypalon piercing action of an over-excited instructor leaping about from tube to tube.

I have a sneaky feeling the insurance company are going to call it wear and tear, which no doubt is excluded from a claim under clause yadda yadda.
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But they are a delicacy! Mmmm drippin.

Anyway... My knees are boney, hence the hypalon piercing action of an over-excited instructor leaping about from tube to tube.

I have a sneaky feeling the insurance company are going to call it wear and tear, which no doubt is excluded from a claim under claus yadda yadda.
Give the insurance a go - its damage that is clearly as a result of a specific incident at a specificaly identifiable time. Not like it just fell apart......

Its amazing what can happen..... full retubes for a 2 inch split for example ! (PVC tubes replaced by hypalon as well! )
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Malthouse.

I'm really surprised your Knee is 'sharp' enough to cause a tear, the tubes must be a a little bit brittle for that to happen.

But of course it's a good excuse for new tubes, and anyone looking after an old Ocean is a good guy in my books.

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But they are a delicacy! Mmmm drippin.

the hypalon piercing action of an over-excited instructor leaping about from tube to tube.
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I'm really surprised your Knee is 'sharp' enough to cause a tear...
Surprise is a mild version of what I felt when I fell inside!

The young lady on the wheel was very complimentary about the lack of swearing though.
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... the tubes must be a a little bit brittle for that to happen.
The piercing action of my knobblies was probably enhanced as I was moving stuff around the boat in preparation for a MOB exercise. Probably.
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The piercing action of my knobblies was probably enhanced as I was moving stuff around the boat in preparation for a MOB exercise. Probably.
You must have legs like pins fella!
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