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Old 12 August 2007, 07:28   #1
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Problems with Tubes

Has any one had any problems with tube seams becoming unglued, it seams to happen only in hot weather, this is the third time its happend?

All the other ribs in the marina look ok just wondered if anybody else had had the same problem
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Old 12 August 2007, 07:42   #2
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Do you have pressure relief valves fitted? It could be the increase in pressure causing it. Then again it could be a problem with certain tubes caused by a certain tube maker - NOT Paul Tilley or Henshaws of course.....
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Sounds a bit dodgy to me. I have black tubes (made by Henshaws) which contract and expand loads on a hot day (don't have release valves). No problems there. What colour are the tubes?
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My tubes are light grey with release valves fitted, there are loads of ribs with out release valves in hotter places
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In that case I suspect that the tubes were made by a company who "apparently" had a problem with a batch of glue. If that is the case maybe he should correct the damage? That is if he was paid for the tubes in the first place - the people in Guernsey who built the boats were nothing short of scum......
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Codprawn, You would be very supprised who made the tubes, but lets not go there,
just wandered if any body had the same problems and some ideas on it, rib going back to guerney any how to have a few changes.
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ian, another member on here has a black prosport and it has blown its tubes many times......
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