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Old 17 July 2007, 07:56   #1
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Velcro tubes....

I have an idea, maybe someone else has already done it it but here goes.

I was thinking of glueing some patches of heavy duty velcro onto a couple areas of the tubes in my humber (somethding like 1ft2). Then, i was going to make up / modify some accessories like a wakeboard holder, dry bags, rod holder etc with the other side of the velco attached. Then, depending on what im planning on doing that day, i can set the boat up for that activity by sticking the accessories i need onto the tubes. What do you lot think, good idea or not.

I was also thinking that it may be quite useful for sticking kids / dogs to, to keep them in the boat
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Old 17 July 2007, 10:21   #2
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Not a bad idea. However, I would have two concerns. 1) will the adhesive that is on the back of Velcro stand up in hot sun? 2) Velcro has very low peel strength and you would have to be creative on how you mount it relative to the weight and direction of load. My preference is to buy 1 inch D rings, complete with hyplon fixing patch and then use bungee cords to attach your gear. This is how I am going to store my paddles to the tubes.
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Old 17 July 2007, 12:38   #3
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The "female" side of the velcro patch about 1ft square i was going to glue with proper glue onto the tube so should stick proper. All of the accessories would be shaped to the same curve as the tube and be covered with "male" velcro. i was going to use industrial velcro. i just thought that it would be a really useful system to have...
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Sounds as though you have thought it through. Post some pics when done as I am sure other folks would be interested. Please include a pic. of 1 sq.ft of Velcro stuck to your kids arse.
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I had the same idea, but for ski jackets. Cover the front with velcro, then have velco on your gloves, hats, goggles, cell phone etc. When you're on the chairlift, you could just sticl crap to the front of your jacket so you don't drop it!

I think you're idea would work, but it would cause problems if it catches on. Imagine the next RIB gathering... everyone would be rafted together... and then be stuck. I suppose it would cut down on mooring lines though!
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I had the same idea, but for ski jackets
now that is a good idea, no more dropped gloves trying to get a mars bar out of your pocket on the chair lift
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Good idea that. What will help is to sew the velcro onto a piece of hypalon and then glue it onto your tube. Vecro (plastic) and hypalon do not really mix well.
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It works well in sailing dinghies. We used to have some on the end of a spinnaker pole and on the boom to stop the end rattling around, and also on the bailer. (However we still had the stuff tied on as well cos when we went over and there was any form of impact the velcro ripped off.) So make sure you dont put it where the water will hit it at 40knots!
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Old 18 July 2007, 08:00   #9
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This could be sold as a new safety device. If you velcro the tubes, put velcro on your drysuits/clothes, if you get thrown out, you can stick to the tubes - who needs a killcord???
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This could be sold as a new safety device. If you velcro the tubes, put velcro on your drysuits/clothes, if you get thrown out, you can stick to the tubes - who needs a killcord???
Nah, don't fancy being coated in velcro, but the kids, now that is a different matter.......................
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