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Old 04 June 2007, 06:39   #1
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The new tubes arrive tomorrow (4 weeks late) for our 5mtr tornado. We got them made up by Gemini. Anybody fitted these tubes before?
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never fitted them but should be the same as gluing on any pvc tube ,phone if you want any advice (07815144269) it will be interesting to see how they last
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Let us know how you get on I also have an ageing Tornado in need of a retube but iam hoping it will last out the summer!!

I have had some inner tubes from Gemini (also late in arriving) which are great for a temporary fix.

Hope you fit them ok any pics would be great.


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never fitted them but should be the same as gluing on any pvc tube ,phone if you want any advice (07815144269) it will be interesting to see how they last
Paul,
Your offer is very much appreciated, you may regret saying it tho!!
No doubt we will be in touch!

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Let us know how you get on I also have an ageing Tornado in need of a retube but iam hoping it will last out the summer!!

I have had some inner tubes from Gemini (also late in arriving) which are great for a temporary fix.

Hope you fit them ok any pics would be great.


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Adrian,
Watch this space! We will be posting pics & a few words to explain how we get on! If nothing else we might win £250 from You've Been Framed!!!
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Well we still havnt got the bloody tubes!

A 3 week turnaround has now been about 8 weeks!

Every excuse for late delivery latest is the carrier couldnt read a emailed address!!!!!

If the dont arrive today ill drive the 200 miles to get them and sit there till i get them!!
Be aware if your looking for new tubes!
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Paul next time maybe?
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just been reading this thread, can anyone give me an idea of cost for my humber 5m to be re-tubed (hypalon), many thanks....Ray Rowland
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I believe BogMonster has a pretty good working knowledge regarding humber tube repair/replacement.
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just about to retube a 2 yr old gemini tubed rib !!!! tubes have been shot for 1 year
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just about to retube a 2 yr old gemini tubed rib !!!! tubes have been shot for 1 year
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just about to retube a 2 yr old gemini tubed rib !!!! tubes have been shot for 1 year

OUCH!!!

I'm assuming you are referring to the Gemini Industries that offers the "kit boats" & slip-in tube sausage inserts, and not the Gemini Inflatables that manufactures zapcats and waveriders.

Is this RIB one of Gemini Industries' "kit boats", or are these shot tubes a replacement of the original tubes of another company's RIB?
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gemini industries tubes on what was a new grp hull
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I'm sure the replacement tubes will offer a completely different experience of inflateableness

Haven't been able to use mine much since it has been fixed, too darned cold at the moment!
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Hmm...

This isn't the 1st tale of a seriously dissatisfied GI customer I've heard.
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Haven't been able to use mine much since it has been fixed, too darned cold at the moment!
Huh? If the water is open it's boating weather
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hey guys , great, but does anyone have an idea of cost for my 5m Humber
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Ask Paul Tilley - probably not the cheapest but certainly not the dearest - just one of the best!!! And no I am not on commision - but I should be by now............
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just about to retube a 2 yr old gemini tubed rib !!!! tubes have been shot for 1 year
I recently saw a RIB fitted with GI toobs. It was shocking and I wouldn't recommend anyone go down this route. The joints in the outer material were stitched together and inflation is via butyl rubber inner tubes. They were an irregular shape and there was a huge gap where the toobs joined the hull at the bow
Whatever these cost was not worth it.
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