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Old 14 September 2012, 06:51   #1
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Tube Refurb

I recall seeing a thread some time ago about tube refurb. There was one example in particular that had the whole top side of the tubes recovered/patched.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to this, can't seem to find it?
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Old 15 September 2012, 17:33   #2
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Searider rebuild project

I had the tubes on a searider bought back to life by Scott at rib repairs.

Brilliant job. They were very tired before going to him having spent 25 years kept afloat with no cover. Look like new now.

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Old 15 September 2012, 18:22   #3
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Our tubes are a bit worse for wear (a month on a pontoon mooring in the middle of the tidal Thames destroyed them)! Is there anyone around the London/Essex area that can repair tubes?
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Our tubes are a bit worse for wear (a month on a pontoon mooring in the middle of the tidal Thames destroyed them)! Is there anyone around the London/Essex area that can repair tubes?
Try SEMS (South Eastern Marine Services) in Basildon.. I've heard good things about them. Their number is 01268 534427.

Their website (http://www.aerosafe.co.uk) doesn't mention that they do re-tubing and/or repairs but they do.

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Great, thanks!
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I recall seeing a thread some time ago about tube refurb. There was one example in particular that had the whole top side of the tubes recovered/patched.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to this, can't seem to find it?
I did mine. well worth the effort.
ill post some pics and a description when I'm back w ith the puter
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My tubes were very badly UV damaged on the topside. But after speaking to Henshaws RIB tubes, RIB collars, yacht fenders and much more - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd who were very helpfu; I decided to recover rather that retube as they were still holding air fine.
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The final result was well worth the effort and cost 800 for all fabric glue and thinners. a hell of a lot cheaper than a retube.
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Looks great, we have one small puncture though, do you think that means we couldn't go for this type of solution?
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