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Old 30 March 2008, 09:10   #1
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Stuffed and the damage

Towards the end of last season took the rib for a trip around Old Harry's and ended up stuffing it into a rather large wave, the odd one pops up now and again Ankle deep in water and a bit wet and shaken but recovered ok and made our way to Swanage, made a temporary repair.

The time has now come to get ready for this year and thinking about making the repair more permanent but having looked at it today suspect it might be one for the professionals to take a look at. Any thoughts on the damage and possible repair options will be gratefully received.
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Old 30 March 2008, 11:11   #2
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Personally even though i am very capable i would spend the money,Pre-arrange the repair stay overnight bring the boat home.sugestions would be Paul Tilley or Henshaws.I would have thought from your photo they could both reinforce and repair also give you a firm quote.Henshaws i know work long hours as does Paul Tilley so an evening drop off i would have thought wouldnt be out of the question.You may even find someone more local however be very carefull there are some bad tubers about if you do a search on here you will find good and bad reports1.Paul Tilley inflateables 2.Chris at Henshaws 3.Edd Carter at Olmec
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Would a foul weather strop have lessened the damage or stopped it.
I have heard from some very salty sea dogs that they are worth putting on.
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I see your little perversion continues Peter..... you really just can't help yourself can you?

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Forgive my ignorance but what is a 'foul weather strop'?
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Forgive my ignorance but what is a 'foul weather strop'?
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May I be as bold to answer this question.

A Bow Strop is a reinforced fabric or even a rope that is anchored under the Bow (Bow eye) and goes over the Hypalon tube in the centre, the other end is anchored inside the bow. The Idea is to stop excessive lift of the tube in the event of a stuff. With the tube having much more bouyancy and surface area than the rest of the bow area, there is an increased risk of the tube being ripped off the fibreglass hull as per the photo.
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Did one wave do that or was it already starting to split ? Eurocaft in Leyland are the other firm worth considering.

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May I be as bold to answer this question.

A Bow Strop is a reinforced fabric or even a rope that is anchored under the Bow (Bow eye) and goes over the Hypalon tube in the centre, the other end is anchored inside the bow. The Idea is to stop excessive lift of the tube in the event of a stuff. With the tube having much more bouyancy and surface area than the rest of the bow area, there is an increased risk of the tube being ripped off the fibreglass hull as per the photo.
Surely the tube and strap or rope would just displace together with the tube in that case? .. and not really give that much protection ?
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May I be as bold to answer this question.

A Bow Strop is a reinforced fabric or even a rope that is anchored under the Bow (Bow eye) and goes over the Hypalon tube in the centre, the other end is anchored inside the bow. The Idea is to stop excessive lift of the tube in the event of a stuff. With the tube having much more bouyancy and surface area than the rest of the bow area, there is an increased risk of the tube being ripped off the fibreglass hull as per the photo.
I am concerned about this as I have a squared off bow and thus a lot of area to lift. I have a bow roller mounted on a 2foot wide fibreglass platform on the tubes with a cleat Do you think taking the painter from the bow eye , over the roller to the cleat would do the job?
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Surely the tube and strap or rope would just displace together with the tube in that case? .. and not really give that much protection ?
I don't think the strap will stop the tube material from splitting, but what it might do is stop the front 4 feet of tube tearing loose.

We watched a BWM rib tube go from a very small split on the bow to front 4 feet of tube just flapping about and lifting clear with every wave. It all happended in 10 miles and F4-F5 conditions.

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