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Old 17 August 2007, 04:03   #1
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Rib Tubes Slashed /vandalised Require Hypalon

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I have unfortunately been the recipitent of mindless vandalism namely some f*****g w****r has slashed my searider4 tubes quite a disheartening situation as i was pretty close to the end of a lengthy refurbishment of the vessel. i was wondering if any of you guys out there have got any grey hypalon sheet (doesnt need to be to big a piece) that i could purchase from any of you Kind Regards Gary
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Old 17 August 2007, 04:24   #2
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Gary,
Sorry to hear that mate. She was looking good!
Try the RIB shop, they are on the Hamble so not to far from you.
The next thing to buy is a shot gun!!

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Old 17 August 2007, 04:35   #3
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ask paul the tube

at lee on solent , he is very good
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Here you go

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Old 17 August 2007, 09:45   #5
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You have my sympathies.

I had that done to mine 2 winters ago . I was advised to also patch the tube from the inside (it wasa 4 inch cut). THis patch needn't be airtight but is to help hold the sides together. Now 19 months later it is still sound . Most chandlers/boat suppliers can sell you any particular size of hypalon you need. Also make sure you use fresh glue.

Good luck with the repair.

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Old 17 August 2007, 14:16   #6
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yer, sorry to hear about that i know how you feel it happened to me several years ago, luckily on tubes that had all ready seen better days though, are you insured? and does your insurance cover this?
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Old 17 August 2007, 16:45   #7
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This sort of thing sickens me - it is done purely out of spite - if it's was nicked for financial gain at least there is some twisted logic behind it.

I reckon if you are leaving a RIB in an area where it may be vandalised it may help to let all the air out of the tubes. RIBs really don't look their best with saggy tubes and the little shits may not bother to slash them if they look knackered already!!!
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Thats right in fact sometimes if a potential thief doesn't have any joy trying to nick yer pride and joy, they will purposefully deface it and vandalize it just through sheer spite, that really yanks my chain!
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Old 18 August 2007, 04:19   #9
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tubes slashed thanks guys

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Thats right in fact sometimes if a potential thief doesn't have any joy trying to nick yer pride and joy, they will purposefully deface it and vandalize it just through sheer spite, that really yanks my chain!
Hi all you guys i have now aquired the hypalon for a repair. Seems like this kind of thing is not too uncommon noting your replies just seems mindless to me but thanks to you all for your kind and understanding resposes to my thread its really good to know that there lots of us out there happy to chip in with advice and help a fellow ribber Regards Gary
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Best of luck with the repair king, let us know how it goes.
I dread catching and tearing a tube on something, to find someone had done it deliberately to yours must have been sickening.
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