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Old 08 November 2015, 01:32   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Winchester
Boat name: Raven
Make: Westerly 33/Avon 310
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercedes 42 Toh9.8
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
Re-tubing a 3.2 metre AB Rib???

How much do we think it would cost to fit new hypolon tubes to the above boat.

I have found the little boat in not bad order but the tubes are shot, is it worth the cost/trouble???



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Old 08 November 2015, 02:35   #2
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
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On bigger boats you are typically looking at 600-900 per metre. There may be additional costs if there is glass fibre work needed where the tube attaches - often not known till the old tube comes off. I don't know but I suspect the work involved in a 3.2m may not be much less than a 4m, so you may be at the higher end of the spectrum. Would certainly expect a value in the 2-3k mark

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Old 08 November 2015, 06:17   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
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Henshaws have some new surplus stock tubes about that size which will probably be a lot more cost effective than new
Speak to Christopher on the forum I'm sure he'll do you a good deal on them
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Old 08 November 2015, 07:55   #4
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we occasionally retube small ribs like this for training purposes if the hulls are given to us and then loose money when we sell them ,retubing is 2400 + vat
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Old 08 November 2015, 12:35   #5
Country: USA
Town: S. Carolina
Boat name: D560
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Engine: Merc 100hp
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Not worth it. I'd just fix the existing tubes.
Gluing geek since 2007
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