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Old 09 November 2005, 18:36   #11
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JEsus. Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship new tubes from over here?!
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Old 09 November 2005, 19:21   #12
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JEsus. Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship new tubes from over here?!
Or buy a new 14' boat!!!
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Old 09 November 2005, 19:37   #13
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yeah...thought my head was gonna fall off when i heard that. that was from HBI who made my boat. i think it's a custom fitting or something since we would be completely changing the tube style.

i'm thinking maybe ribs are just more expensive here on the northwest coast. they want $26,000 for a 14 ft with a 50hp outboard. that's loaded though.
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Old 09 November 2005, 20:12   #14
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yeah...thought my head was gonna fall off when i heard that. that was from HBI who made my boat. i think it's a custom fitting or something since we would be completely changing the tube style.

i'm thinking maybe ribs are just more expensive here on the northwest coast. they want $26,000 for a 14 ft with a 50hp outboard. that's loaded though.
Loaded!!! You'd need to be loaded to buy it!
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Old 09 November 2005, 20:22   #15
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no kidding. i bought mine for around $600 as a fixer upper. i would have had to be loaded to pass that up. kinda funky looking but i imagine pretty fast. i just gotta figure out this tube thing. i'm a little nervous of this whole rubber bladder setup.
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Old 11 November 2005, 19:21   #16
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On Salvage squad they did exactly this to a hovercraft they were restoring - worked fine. Didn't realise a hovercraft is really just a RIB underneath!!!
eh?!!
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Old 12 November 2005, 04:14   #17
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eh?!!
You had to see it to understand, it was the restoration of a skimmer 12.
It had an aluminium hull with an inflatable tube round it that the skirt was attached.

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Old 12 November 2005, 04:20   #18
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Serious question - I've used aerosol puncture repair sprays in car and bike tyres in emergencies (Tyreweld). I have no idea how it works, but it does - no residue appears inside the tyre on subsequent inspection / repair. In fact while this stuff is only recommended as a temporary fix I believe it has approval in other countries as a permanent repair.

Why doesn't someone market this for rib tubes? Better still, can this be used in rib tubes??
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Old 12 November 2005, 06:32   #19
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.....- no residue appears inside the tyre on subsequent inspection / repair.
Are you sure. Many moons past, after using it the tyre went in for a repair, the call from the guys in the tyre depot was." Aw naw, you haven't used scooshy can, have you?"

However, I have some heavy duty stuff inside my JCB tyres. It's been there for years and so have the nails. The tyres stay inflated almost indefinately and they're tubed type too. It certainly works.
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