Originally Posted by ADS
Gemini Industries Inner tubes
Just kicking a few ideas around at the moment..... Do these work?
-Im guessing they are alot cheaper than a retube?
-Can you fit them yourself or do they need professionally fitting?
-And im assuming you have to butcher the tube to get them in there?
Anyone had any experience with these, any advise gratefully received
No experience of these - but most of these questions are answered in the page you linked to:
Cost could be around 400-600 for a typical small boat (4.5m). A retube would be AT LEAST 4x that.
Seems to be "dead easy" to fit - certainly within the capability of the average ribnet diyer.
Butcher - no; cut a slit for each tube yes.
And if you are after a real bargain basement option they suggest one of their manufacturing "seconds".
6 year waranty is pretty good.
Its obviously not going to be as good as a proper retube, dirty worn or patched tubes will still be dirty worn and patched, but it could turn an ebay bargain into a useable boat for not a lot of cash.