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Old 02 November 2007, 18:02   #11
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Ian, sorry to hear about your tubes getting vandalised and hope you get your hands on the little gits! If you cant or dont want to attempt to fix it yourself I can pm you my brothers number(over 20 years in the trade) who should be able to sort you out as hes just in glasgow.
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Old 03 November 2007, 02:19   #12
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Sorry to hear of your problem.

I had a similar problem on the inside of my rear port sponson a couple of years ago. The cut (nice and straight) was about 4 inches long. As others have advised I patched the inside first (this is mainly to help hold the sides of the cut together so doesn't have to be totally air tight) then patch properly on the outside.

Two years later and it is still sound.

All the best with the reapir.

Ian
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Old 03 November 2007, 03:49   #13
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thanks guys ....i go away offshore again shortly ....will have a go at your suggestions when i get back


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Old 04 November 2007, 03:31   #14
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My tubes were slashed also this summer couple of slashes on both sides of the bow, they're in for estimate/repair right now, hopefully not too much.
Wish I knew who did it... I got a big fishing knife myself...
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