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Old 20 March 2007, 17:47   #11
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
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Originally Posted by martini View Post
I was still having to redo it after every few outings. I ended up getting the boat retubed!
It can be a pain of a job. No harm in getting a proffesionals price. Then if it does come off its his problem to sort it.

From his price deduct the cost of the glue, thinners, mek, brushes, acetone, sikaflex, rubbing disks etc and then make your decision.

Trust me I've been down this route.

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Old 21 March 2007, 01:55   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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i agree with that, when i got my searider, there was a few bits that needed doing, it didnt work when i did it my self, just didnt stick, did all the prep, ended up taking it down to Henshaws,or im sure ribcraft will help out!

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Old 21 March 2007, 10:26   #13
Country: USA
Length: 5m +
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I had the same problem and tried three times on my own to repair the rubstrake. I've had great success with patches and other tube repairs, but the rubstrake is a whole other beast. It's well worth taking it to the professionals - plus, as you said, if it comes apart again you have someone who will take care of it.

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