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Old 27 April 2005, 08:42   #1
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Tube Refurb - Pembrokeshire

Hi,

I just wondered if anyone knows of somewhere in west wales that they would recommend for a refurb of my tubes?

I have spoken to a couple of companies, Ribcraft, Olmec etc but they are a fair way away and I wondered if there is anyone closer to home.

I hear Cosalt do them but am usure with their speciality being liferafts what their experience of RIBs is.

I don;t need any major repairs. Main things are that the previous owners did some horribel DIY repair that I would like tidying up.

Thanks

Tony.
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Old 27 April 2005, 11:56   #2
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I'd give Dale Sailing a try (Neyland) and see what they have to say - they're a pretty big operation so i would imagine that they could either do the work for you or point you in the right direction... (www.dale-sailing.co.uk)

Other ideas that spring to mind are Kelpie Boats in Pembroke Dock who are Avon dealers and as you rightly mention, Cosalt...

Alternatively, give Quinquari Marine or Ocean Dynamics a go as either one may help you out.

Hope this helps a little...?

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Old 27 April 2005, 12:30   #3
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hey there,not sure about where you could go.....

but i did notice ypu were from west wales, and i havent seen many from that way, we have our boat arriving in a few weeks, and will be based in the gower, mybe should meet up for a cruise sometime! jonathan
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Old 27 April 2005, 14:33   #4
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H4 inflatables are in wales not sure where in relation to yourself but give them a try if you cant find their web site give me a call on 07815144269 during working hours and i will give you their phone number .regards paul
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Old 27 April 2005, 19:09   #5
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Tony,

I would not advise Dale saling.... I saw some of their work last week on a new RIB and advised the customer (local to you) not to go to sea on it until put safe. I am normally cautious is giving poor opinion about another comapny but I know this will stand, though it is sad that this is a company close to home for us.

As for the tubes we can but are far too busy. Just down the road from us is a guy called Jeremy who does a lot of the Ocean Dynamics tubes but also repairs. Call Shaun at OD and ask for the contact.

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Old 28 April 2005, 04:25   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

I have spoke to Dale and they recommended Colsalt, but after the feedback I will steer clear. In Dale's defence, when it comes to general chandlery and electronics they have given me good service. Maybe tubes just aren't their thing!

I have just spoken to Shaun White and he is going to get Jeremy to call me, so thanks for the recommendation John. I think I may of spoken to him in the past but I have lost the number. Mark from Celtic Diving in Fishguard recommended him ages ago.

Thanks again.

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Old 28 April 2005, 04:27   #7
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but i did notice ypu were from west wales, and i havent seen many from that way, we have our boat arriving in a few weeks, and will be based in the gower, mybe should meet up for a cruise sometime! jonathan
Hi Jonathon,

There are a few rib.neters on here from west wales so hopefully in the summer a few meets may happen.

If you keep an eye out for whats going on or if you are up Cardigan way get in touch.

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Thanks for the replies.

I have spoke to Dale and they recommended Colsalt, but after the feedback I will steer clear. In Dale's defence, when it comes to general chandlery and electronics they have given me good service. Maybe tubes just aren't their thing!

I have just spoken to Shaun White and he is going to get Jeremy to call me, so thanks for the recommendation John. I think I may of spoken to him in the past but I have lost the number. Mark from Celtic Diving in Fishguard recommended him ages ago.

Thanks again.

Tony.

Tony

It was not tube work that I was refering to re. Dale S. It was a complete fit out of a 6m RIB. The customer took it back with a long list of issues (on our advice) and they agreed with the customer.

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Tony,

Cosalt are on the dock about 100metres from my office at work. When the bow came off my old Narwhal rib, they did the repair works which were spot on and a lot more solid than the other end which came off about 6 months later resulting in lots of water in boat - if I had done a dodgy job of my own, I think about 90% of the collar would have come off that day which would have certainly been a test for the air tight hull bit.....
I think Cosalt also fix tubes etc.. for people like the Police, Fire Brigade, local watersports company etc...

I've not been out at all recently cos weekends have been tied up at work helping out with the piling works in the marina, plus other things at home.
Also, the other niggle is the pretty rubbish weather we're getting at the mo - this morning was good, but if I had gone out to the islands, the return journey would have been really quite lively since the wind has picked up quite a lot since lunchtime.

Will be in contact soon, cos I still want to get upto St Davids by water which we didn't do last year, so maybe we could meet half way or something?

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Tony

It was not tube work that I was refering to re. Dale S. It was a complete fit out of a 6m RIB. The customer took it back with a long list of issues (on our advice) and they agreed with the customer.

J
Hi John. It amazes me why companies try to get away with shoddy work? Reputation is such a valuable thing.

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Tony,

Cosalt are on the dock about 100metres from my office at work. When the bow came off my old Narwhal rib, they did the repair works which were spot on and a lot more solid than the other end which came off about 6 months later resulting in lots of water in boat - if I had done a dodgy job of my own, I think about 90% of the collar would have come off that day which would have certainly been a test for the air tight hull bit.....
I think Cosalt also fix tubes etc.. for people like the Police, Fire Brigade, local watersports company etc...

I've not been out at all recently cos weekends have been tied up at work helping out with the piling works in the marina, plus other things at home.
Also, the other niggle is the pretty rubbish weather we're getting at the mo - this morning was good, but if I had gone out to the islands, the return journey would have been really quite lively since the wind has picked up quite a lot since lunchtime.

Will be in contact soon, cos I still want to get upto St Davids by water which we didn't do last year, so maybe we could meet half way or something?

-Alex
Hi Alex. I will call Cosalt to see what they say. I am still waiting for the Ocean Dynamics guy to call me back? Meeting up sounds good. Just let me know when you are about.

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