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Old 29 July 2011, 03:59   #1
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so who's had there rib re-tubed or can recommend someone?

just as title says our club have finally decided to re-tube the boats as they are in poor repair.
Anyone have any advice ??


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There are three trade members on here offering retubing

Paul tilley... tidel.biz
Christopher... henshaws
Ribraff... ed carter

Search the forum and you should find people who will be able to provide references for each.

Some of the builders like humber and ribcraft will also Retube others boats. If you are in the north of England there Re a couple if other options but their names escape me right now.
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just as title says our club have finally decided to re-tube the boats as they are in poor repair.
Anyone have any advice ??


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Dont know the others,but Henshaws have done a couple of minor jobs for me over the years and been A1 and have a great setup!
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Do Ribshop too?

We used Paul Tilley and he was great, did a cracking job and was helpful beyond expectations.
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We used Paul Tilley and he was great, did a cracking job and was helpful beyond expectations.
Second Paul, great guy and good workmanship, I'd recommend XS ribs (Barnet marine) also have seen their retubes and are good workmanship = to their new build..
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cool so there is a few people. i know that hypolon is way better than upvc but how much better??? is it worth the difference in money as the club does not have the best bank balance in the world!??
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Talk to Ribshop, they did my old Searider 5.4 a couple of years ago at a very good price. Regretabaly I sold it but never had an issue in the time I had it.
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cool so there is a few people. i know that hypolon is way better than upvc but how much better??? is it worth the difference in money as the club does not have the best bank balance in the world!??
How much better?...IMO a bit like compareing Diana and Camilla...unless, of course you're a Big eared Berk who can't squeeze his own Toothpaste.. Stick with Hypalon
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Henshaws did a complete retube for me a few years back.

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Dont know the others,but Henshaws have done a couple of minor jobs for me over the years and been A1 and have a great setup!
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cool so there is a few people. i know that hypolon is way better than upvc but how much better??? is it worth the difference in money as the club does not have the best bank balance in the world!??
There are actually three materials for tubes, hypalon, pvc, and polurethane (pu). There seems to be universal agreement that hypalon and pu trump pvc in pretty much every regard except cost. The arguments between pu and hypalon may be less clear cut. Suppliers of each will both cite examples or data which show their material to be the best. For a pu retube I think you will only have barnet marine as the option. All the others will probably only offer hypalon which may tell you something. Not sire how the costs of pu v's hypalon compare at the one off scale (pu is more suited to volume production). Suspect labour cost is a major element either way.
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