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Old 10 December 2007, 09:04   #1
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Retubing a Medline III rib

In only 3 hours two people change the tube to my 7,3 m Zodiac rib, they use the new Sharc duotex fabric that look very well and strong.
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Old 10 December 2007, 11:35   #2
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I guess that must be one where the tubes can be removed and replaced i.e. they aren't stuck on?

Got to be a good idea, that
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Old 21 December 2007, 03:53   #3
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I just noticed the Shark Duotex material in the Zodiac catalogue of 2008. I cannot recall seeing this in there last year.

Now more boats seem to have it as well. It looks like it's PU based.

would anybody have any recent experiance or opinions on this? I did read most of the posts on the topic already

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Old 22 December 2007, 05:41   #4
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Sharc impresions

I change the tube to Sharc fabric from PVC about 3 weeks ago free of charge , thanks of the insurance company of a very dangerous person that make me a 5 cm cut in my tube with his boat in the port a windy day , three monts ago (about 5.600 euros with IVA, without instalation), except of that incident the old PVC tube was perfect without any problem, and has about 3 years ( I cover it all the time), but it is all the year over the jetfloat dock, with sun, cold, hot, wind and rain.
The first impresion having in my hand the two fabrics, the old PVC and the new PU based Sharc is that the new material is stronger, have best appearance and it,s a little heavier.
Also seems to be very easy to clean, have a especial termination on top that repel anything you can put on ( petrol, oil , dust etc).
Using the boat I notice 1 knot more of max speed with the new Sharc ( from 44 to 45 knots) , could be more slippery , or deformed less than the PVC ? I dont know. Hope I have help.
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Old 22 December 2007, 11:55   #5
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thanks for the comments, good luck with the boat.

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Old 22 December 2007, 16:56   #6
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Looks superb !!

lets hope that other drivers are more careful from now on !!

Andy

PS dont supose a "swap" is on the cards
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