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Old 11 July 2005, 17:55   #1
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Tube Repairs In Bristol

Hi all,

I actually managed to get my RIB out on the water this weekend in Plymouth after its winter storage. When I got my RIB back from storage the tubes were semi-deflated which I thought acceptable after 6 months.
I inflated the tubes Saturday and was surprised that I had to inflate them again on Sunday.
Being the sharp cookie that I am, I deduced that I must have a leak somewhere.
I've read various postings on this forum regarding should I repair myself or get a specialist to do it.
I've decided on the latter and would like to know if anyone could recommend a tube repairer in the Bristol/Swindon area?
Any tips on my tubes should suddenly spring a leak without me damaging them (honest) would be useful as well.
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Leaking valves etc

Look forward to your replies,

Mark
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Old 12 July 2005, 03:57   #2
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If you call on the number below, we will be pleased to carry out the repairs. We are based in Wincanton about an hours drive from Bristol

Tel 01963 33237

www.henshaw.co.uk
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Old 14 July 2005, 10:31   #3
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Thanks Chris,

I will carry out some tests this weekend to see if the problem is just leaking valves or holes in the tube.
I may be in contact next week.

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Old 14 July 2005, 19:47   #4
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If it's the valves then it should be a fairly easy DIY job; the Halkey Roberts style ones used on a lot of RIBs screw into another bit which is glued to the tube. I belive this is a standard principle for most valves....
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