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Old 15 September 2015, 18:36   #1
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Hi I have a 6.5 metre ribtec with blue hypalon tubes. It's been well used both tubes are beginning to show major signs of wear and 3 out of 5 valves now leak so badly she has to be inflated everyday. Also just had to re stick most of the rubbing streak this year so I've decided it's time to have the tubes replaced. Any recommendations and advice on costs would be much appreciated.
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Old 15 September 2015, 18:59   #2
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Henshaws (Christopher on the forum) real nice guy probably the most widely respected in the business & easy to deal with might not be cheapest but will be competitive & you get what you pay for
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Old 15 September 2015, 19:08   #3
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Nice one thanks for that and how do I contact him.
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Old 15 September 2015, 21:43   #4
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I would try venture marine in Salisbury. Just had a set of tubes done by them and they are outstanding, the attention to detail beats any tubes I have had before, they really know their stuff and their attention to detail is superior. I would highly advise a chat. Good on price too.
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Old 16 September 2015, 02:31   #5
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Henshaws (Christopher on the forum) real nice guy probably the most widely respected in the business & easy to deal with might not be cheapest but will be competitive & you get what you pay for

Yup speak to Chris
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Old 16 September 2015, 02:35   #6
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Nice one thanks for that and how do I contact him.
http://www.henshaw.co.uk
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Old 16 September 2015, 02:39   #7
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Done some fantastic work for me over the years ,

Extremely helpful at all times
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Old 17 September 2015, 00:20   #8
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Venture Marine were cheaper than henshaws and I've had tubes form both.

Happier currently with Venture Marine. Cheaper and imo better quality, aftersales and customer service.
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Old 17 September 2015, 02:29   #9
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Also had a very good quote from venture. They do pascoe ribs for info. I've had tubes from henshaw before also.

Before you buy, think about warranty returns and the location of your fitter. Tubes do go wrong and dragging a boat to where ever is not as easy as returning a pair of shoes.

Other Solent ish tube companies include
Ribshop
Rodella ribs (used to do some Scorpion)

Other West Country tubers include
Ed ribraff, rib repair (very good prices)
Paul Tilley (well thought of on here)
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Old 17 September 2015, 04:46   #10
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I used RIBBIT Ltd - Home for my retube. Great job. Paul Heaysman great bloke.
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