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Old 24 November 2004, 10:04   #1
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Tube repair advice

Hi, new to the forum and have been v impressed by quality and quantity of the content and discussion. I am hoping that someone will be able to offer me some advice (or point me towards the right archive if I've missed it)...

1. Can anyone recommend a tube repairer in the NE of England or W of Scotland?

2. Failing that, do I take on the job myself? I'm ok with basic patching, but this looks like it may need the full area undoing and reglueing? Was thinking about maybe sticking a dog bone shaped patch through the D ring and securing it that way. Any thoughts?

Apologies for the edit - too quick on the send button

Thanks in advance

Ed
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Old 24 November 2004, 10:31   #2
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Ed is it leaking if not I would not worry too much and just glue it back.
These D ring patches are designed to be pulled in one direction, if you pull them in the other they come off From what i can see that is what has happened here. Might help to tighen up the safety line to stop this happening. Des
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Old 24 November 2004, 10:57   #3
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Thanks Des
Yep, the pull is in the wrong direction - caused when I try and hold the bow head to surf during launching. Will have to find another way of doing it.

Thinking about it, I suppose it's better that the weak link is here as it stops the loading damaging somewhere else!

No leaks whatsoever , so i'll go for a patch over the top repair.

Still be good to know of any repairers not on the south coast.
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If you're not happy doing it yourself, try ringing Eurocraft in Preston. With a repair like that, they'll usually turn it round while you wait.

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Old 24 November 2004, 11:04   #5
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I have seen handles glues under the bow facing forwards, I think it was on an Avon. The handle was basically the same as the D ring patch but had a SS handle instead, might be worth considering

If there are no repairers in your area could be a new business opportunity

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