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Old 22 July 2003, 13:38   #1
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Tornado leaking tubes

Can anybody suggest where in North Kent or South East London,
I can get the forward tube of my Tornado repaired. The seam has opened and Barnet Marine have been unable to assist with seam tape or a repair.
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Re: Tornado leaking tubes

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Barnet Marine have been unable to assist with seam tape or a repair.
Uh? I thought they were the manufacturers!!! Or do you mean that they said it wasn't repairable and would need a tube replacement ?
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Old 22 July 2003, 14:24   #3
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They are the manufacturers, but have changed the method of tube construction to welded seams, rather than taped. What they said is that the tube would need to be professionally repaired, as it would have to be reconstructed from the inside. They did say they would try and get hold on some seam tape for me, but as they do not use it anymore they didn't sound too hopeful.
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leaky tornado

Tornado have changed from glueing to hot air welding in order to make their tubes but still glue patches to them and glue them onto the hull .They are obviously not interested in after sales , not enough profit in repair work??.The PU material that Tornado use is not very easy to glue together hence it is hard to find any one prepared to attemt a repair .If you cant find anyone local phone me on 01803 833309 as its wot i do .
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Leaky tubes

Paul,

I've found a company in Basildon, South East Marine Services, who are prepared to carry out the work. Hopefully, they will be able to sort it out next week. You're right about Barnet Marine not wanting to do the work, they actually recommened SEMS to me!

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I can recommend SEMS as they have done work for me in the past (albeit on Hypalon tubes). They are also just next door to my office so I could keep an eye on things from the office window!
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