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Old 20 October 2014, 18:45   #11
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Thanks, I know I need to do the cleaning, any suggestions there as well? I don't know the term: VAT.
I'd use a green scourer or 3M scotchbrite pads with some TFR (traffic film remover). Rinse thoroughly, then degrease with MEK or acetone. Not sure if it's Hypalon or PVC tubes, assuming it's PVC. More details here: Gluing onto Tubes | Polymarine Paints, Adhesives, Parts & Accessories

Oh and the VAT thing... it's a bit like Canada's tax like GST and PST. In the UK our guys just turn you upside down to empty your pockets!
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Old 20 October 2014, 23:48   #12
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VAT: Value Added Tax ( I think.) Essentially an excise tax; levied on people who are involved in an activity too small to fight back.

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Value Added Tax. Levied at 20% on most things you buy new (or used if the seller is VAT registered).
Fuel prices is a bit of a shocker. The govt get 2 bites at the cherry. The actual production price is around 50p per litre. Then you add Fuel Excise Duty of around 58p per litre. Then VAT at 20% which is around 20 to 25 p per litre. Plus the retailers profit of around 5p per litre. Total you pay is around 130p per litre!
If you look at UK sites, many prices are given as inclusive of VAT but you will see the amount on your receipt. If you bought a new outboard for say 5000 incl VAT the VAT part of the bill which the seller has to pay to the govt at 20% is 833.
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Oh, my - did I get an education. I knew a bit about that VAT, but thought perhaps there was a use for that acronym in the boating/RIB world. We pay roughly a 8.7% sales tax here in our part of the state of Washington.

Still looking for any and all info regarding getting my dinghy back in seaworthy shape, please. Especially, any tips on removing and reattaching the RIBS. Thanks.
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Can you get a pic of the strip along the hull (the part that came loose from the tube)?

I suspect, since it appears to be a single strip, that you have the channel-and-bead type of tube mount, but it's not obvious from the pic above (or on the previous page, whatever.)

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Unbolt the tubes at the bow and slide them off forwards. You will probably find that the flange completely detaches from the tube when you are doing this
Clean the tubes and separated flange throughly and reglue.
Slide the tubes back on and rebolt at the front.
We usually fit larger circular patches over the original Zodiac ones at the ends of the flanges when we carry out this repair
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Photos as requested

Hopefully, these pics will do - thanks for all the help from everyone! As far as Dave's post that speaks of the bolts that should be undone - I don't seem to find any bolts at the front...where might they be? There is a loop that is zip-tied from the front of the tubes down to the front eye on the hull.

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Can you get a pic of the strip along the hull (the part that came loose from the tube)?

I suspect, since it appears to be a single strip, that you have the channel-and-bead type of tube mount, but it's not obvious from the pic above (or on the previous page, whatever.)

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Tube Loose

Wondering if there are any fixes out there?
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It's been said earlier in the thread: You need to pull the tubes and reglue the flange. I think yours may be lacking the bolts that Dave referenced, instead using just a strap at the front (sounds like you might actually be missing that as well, having gone from a metal buckle to a zip tie.)

Can you slide the tubes forward off the hull at all?

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There was (I cut it off) a heavy duty zip tie. No, the tubes won't slide forward at all.
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