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Old 11 May 2011, 15:21   #1
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Mobile Tube Repair

Tried to inflate the rear starboard tube tonight on my Ballistic which had been soft for ages and within a minute it was softer than when I had started, tried again and a pal noticed bubbles at the stern so had a look and it looks like the join where the tapered part joins onto the cone has come adrift, you can get a finger in the gap and there is also about a 300mm section of the rubbing strake coming loose, I do not want to try a repair myself and need recomendations for a mobile repair, problem being I am near Newcastle upon Tyne so I realise someone would probably have to travel a long way but thats ok as it saves me having to tow it for hours taking time off work and fuel @ 15mpg.

Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 11 May 2011, 16:11   #2
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Humber Inflatables are not a long way from you, certainly a hell of a lot closer than me! Perhaps give them a call and see if they can help.

Services from Humber Inflatables include inflatable boat accessories, inflatable boats for sale and rib repairs and restoration services

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Old 11 May 2011, 16:57   #3
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Hi Mike, if you can email a photo or two and your postcode I will be able to give you a price for travel and repair. Kieron@rib-shop.com
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Old 12 May 2011, 15:45   #4
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Theres a company in Edinburgh that repair loads of ribs. Pm me if you want their details
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Old 15 May 2011, 07:02   #5
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U tried asking trident?
(Boat, Dinghy, Yacht And Sailing Chandlery - Trident UK)

They certainly supply some SIBs and are Honda Dealers etc. They do insurance work on dinghies so I'd be surprised if they couldn't fix it... They may not do mobile but I guess they are local enough to not be such a headache?
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Any chance you can post some photos of it?
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Sorry for the late reply guys and thanks for the replys and all the pm's, pulling it out of the marina on tuesday and once its on the trailer can take some pics which I will post and email off to the various people thats been suggested. Many Thanks Mike
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I'm in Scotland this weekend and can fix it for you. Im in Kip/Greenock Sat and then travelling to ABZ so can do it enroute it'll take about 3 hours and I'll need Electricity
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