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Old 17 May 2015, 15:07   #1
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Valiant DR600 tube repair

Hi Guys, im new here.

I have a Valiant DR600 where the tubes need some attention.

Ho difficult is it to change the tube? .. I have got a price on a new tube from IBS, and that is ok, but i live in Denmark so i will be doing the change myself.

Any experience?

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Old 18 May 2015, 01:50   #2
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replacing tubes is not to difficult if you are a hands on practical person but of all the tube materials hypalon is the easiest to work with and both PVC and Polyureathane are far harder to get a good strong bond .I have been doing this for over 30years and still will not use pvc or polyureathane tubes .I would check what the replacement tubes are made from first .
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Old 18 May 2015, 05:43   #3
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The tubes from IBS will likely be PVC.
As Paul has said hypalon is the easiest to work with. We have fitted PVC tubes for a number of customers who didn't have the budget for hypalon.
If you are fitting the tubes yourself then planning the work will be essential, as PVC is far more difficult than hypalon to adjust if you get something slightly wrong.

Have you looked at the price of hypalon tubes?
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Old 18 May 2015, 16:42   #5
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Thx for these advices, no i just got the price for PVC because that is what is on the boat now.

I will try and ask about the price on hypalon tubes.

Are they just glued to the fiberglass body?
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