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Old 04 August 2008, 09:52   #1
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i really need help with this... any suggestions?
what we have done does not work with the speed, i am guessing since its a circular part of the boat, maybe patches have to be cut differently for better gluing??
I don't know, any ideas will help
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Old 05 August 2008, 12:55   #2
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Hi

The tube on your rib looks pretty bad and obviously looks like it gets used hard. Usually the pressure of the water on the underside of the cone area is enough to eventually wear through the fabric if there is a piece of fabric on the inside which has been used during the build.

I would guess that the cone has blown out from the water pressure getting in to the cone area and forcing it out.

At this stage of the game you're going to need to replace the cone and cone end which is a pretty involved repair. I'm guessing you don't have a repair specialist nearby so you're going to have to attempt this yourself.

I can guide you through this process if you require with pic's etc.... it would probably be best to PM me or email - ribtube@aol.com and i'll give you some more info.
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I am up the coast on the mainland from you in San Carlos. I had a similar problem but not as bad as yours. You have "blown out" the cone seam Ribraffs advice is good. It can be repaired but you will need an extensive list of materials and a lot of advice. Please feel free to contact me if I can help.
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i really need help with this... any suggestions?
what we have done does not work with the speed, i am guessing since its a circular part of the boat, maybe patches have to be cut differently for better gluing??
I don't know, any ideas will help
un glue the cone, take it on a working bench and copy it on new fabric.

go on and glue it back.

you should also reinforce the rear with extra layer of fabric...
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Old 07 August 2008, 01:46   #5
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You could also do what Sthephen Luxton (Sorry if I got the spelling wrong) did and get a professional manufacturer to make a sausage to slide into your dead section, cut a hole for the new valve and then inflate the new one.

I thought it was some great latteral thinking.

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Old 07 September 2008, 17:25   #6
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i really need help with this... any suggestions?
what we have done does not work with the speed, i am guessing since its a circular part of the boat, maybe patches have to be cut differently for better gluing??
I don't know, any ideas will help
where is your boat? that looks easy to repair so just let me know maybe i can help U..
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Old 07 September 2008, 17:58   #7
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where is your boat? that looks easy to repair so just let me know maybe i can help U..
He's in San Carlos, USA. I think that'd be a bit of a coup if you could get him to fly you over

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where is your boat? that looks easy to repair so just let me know maybe i can help U..
I'd love to know which part of it looks easy.
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He's in San Carlos, USA. I think that'd be a bit of a coup if you could get him to fly you over

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Not sure where you got the San Carlos, USA from (it's just south of San Francisco; well, one of them is, anyway), unless it was from LL's profile, which lists San Carlos, Mexico (on the Sea of Cortez; I'm jealous.)

Oceanriders is in Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of Baja California, MX.

Still, that would make for a good vacation (certainly better than San Carlos, California, anyway.)

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Here is what I did with a similar sort of problem

Feeling all inflated again now

Worked a treat. The first side I did took a while to clean up due to the failed repair attempt but the second one

Exploding Orange - part 2

took no time at all to do. Sausages by Paul Tilley - www.tidel.biz - and were about 500 or so IIRC.

I have never glued them - they are retained purely by the air pressure - and have not moved at all and the first side has been done well over a year now.

No regrets in taking what seemed at the time to be a drastic option, and if I ever get a puncture in the sausages I can pop them out, bring them in the house and fix them in the warm and dry, which isn't really practical to do with a 5.8m rib
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