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Old 29 April 2013, 16:07   #11
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Originally Posted by mick View Post
Just get Chris to sort it at Henshaws did a superb job on mine
Defo...if you can stretch to new tubes it'll add proper value and transform the boat.

If Chris has some surplus tubes that could fit.....beg steal and borrow the money to get them if at all possible.

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Old 29 April 2013, 16:38   #12
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ollyit, can you actually see evidence of air loss through the worn areas? If so then a hypalon patch section might be a solution for a year or so. If not, I'd keep looking for the leak. I've seen tubes that worn that didn't leak quickly...

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Old 29 April 2013, 16:50   #13
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thanks all for you usefull replies, some real food for thought there, I'll go have another reply at the weekend and report my findings
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Old 29 April 2013, 17:13   #14
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I was on the horns of this dilemma a year ago... The trouble is, you just fix one bit and the next bit along goes.. That was fine when it was seams I could manage but then it was the sponson cone that scooped and filled most of the port tube with water, fine at 20 knots but not so good when you stop and go .... I paid for new uns, and I'm glad I did... It 'is' like a new boat

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Old 30 April 2013, 12:16   #15
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Originally Posted by ollyit View Post
Guys Im helping a friend with their rib, tubes are going down pretty fast, Im pretty sure air is leaking from the top of the tube through the weave, its pretty worn agreed, Im thinking a huge section of hyperlon across the lot, the same colour, any other ideas - a retube is not financially viable..

thanks all

is the weave exposed by friction/abrasion ie mooring rope or delamination /polymerisation
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Old 30 April 2013, 13:50   #16
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Originally Posted by mick View Post
Just get Chris to sort it at Henshaws did a superb job on mine
Surely Did That Mick...'Bouncer' Certainly Looks the Part Now!

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