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Old 02 December 2007, 13:03   #31
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I prommest some pictyres of the old tubes from gemini, this is weeks befor we took them of:










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Old 02 December 2007, 17:52   #32
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That sticky glue looks very like what you'd expect if a non-PVC adhesive had been used. Henk, did all the glued areas come away feeling sticky?
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Old 03 December 2007, 06:07   #33
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That sticky glue looks very like what you'd expect if a non-PVC adhesive had been used. Henk, did all the glued areas come away feeling sticky?
The been used is Sabaplast 70T with hardner Vulca L.

The problem was maybe that de hardner the sun used clristelised, but he used it anyway. But I tried later to glue som things at the boat with new glue and hardner but that didn'd do the job either.

After gluing the new tubes we good sail the day after, no prob. And pulling it loose by hand is out of the question.

I thing you have a point there, it wasn'd the wright glue, but wat glue did he used on the boats who lived for 15 years and longer, as he claims on his website?

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This is a proper inner tube, also done by Mr Tilley and fitted by a hamfisted amateur (me!)

Though I would have got complete new toobs if it were an option, but it's a bit far....

You have my total sympathy with the problems, I know only too well how it feels like to have a deflated boat...
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Old 04 December 2007, 05:55   #35
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Been watching this with interest. We bought tubes from Mr. Bowran last year. Took ages to get them after lots of promises. Told us his son travels round the world fitting their tubes!
The "workshop" is his garage. He told us the "kit" came with adhesive then it didnt,then we werent sure if it did or not! So we bought our own and have bonded the tubes to the hull we only need to fit the "trim" around the edges now. The tubes are bigger than the old ones which he had as a pattern, but we dont think it will cause a problem.

To sum up wouldnt touch Gemini with a barge pole! I feel he trades on the good name that gemini ribs have, which is very misleading.
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I wonder how aware the other Gemini are of all this?

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I wonder how aware the other Gemini are of all this?

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Whoever created his web site didnt charge enough! It looks like a proper company on there!!
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Whoever created his web site didnt charge enough! It looks like a proper company on there!!
Amusing how one of the rather common consoles is a 'Gemini Accessory' too. That pic gets everywhere
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have bonded the tubes to the hull we only need to fit the "trim" around the edges now.
Haven't you finished that boat yet????
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Haven't you finished that boat yet????
He He.... no mate we havnt! getting there tho! We got a good deal on an aframe!!!!
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