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Old 11 January 2005, 12:38   #1
Country: Netherlands
Length: 5m +
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Replacement tubes ?


I have a 5.2m RIb with some damage to the tubes.
I am looking to have the tubes replaced by the summer but need some advice on what company to go with...

The cheapest company I found is Gemini industries ( for Hypolon tubes with 5 year warranty 1425.(not installed)

Are there people here that know this company or have tubes from them ?
Any info would be apreciated.


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Old 11 January 2005, 13:26   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: I.O.W
Boat name: Leeway
Make: leeway 730
Length: 7m +
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there are a few companys out there doing toobz now but from my experiance you can go with the best and could still end up with a bad set.

sorry never used gemini so cant say good or bad.

good luck with the serch.

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Old 12 January 2005, 03:43   #3
Country: UK - England
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I'd tend to use someone like Henshaws as they've been established now for a long time they'll have the expertise and experience to get it right, if not have the back up to put the problem right with the minimal amount of fus, you may pay a bit more but i've found you really only get what you pay for these days. Ribcraft have started to offer a re tube service although i dont have any details about this, it may be worth contacting them for some info and maybe a price, if its anything like the job they do on there boats they should be good.

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Old 12 January 2005, 16:28   #4
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i have been making and designing tubes for 25yrs mainly as technical manager for henshaws and now my own company ,email or phone me on 07815144269 or 01803833309 . ps most of ribcrafts tube makers / fitters are ex henshaws personel that i trained
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