Originally Posted by gtflash
Recently viewed a 8.1m scorpion. 9years old and through no fault of the makers the tubes look past it. One side is all deflated, several gashes, the outer coloured hypalon is faded and lifting and peeling in several places and worn off by ropes and fenders in others around handles etc... the rubbing strake is even damaged and abraded away. Is this kind of tube damage repairable or would it need a retube. Ive seen something about silly scorpion retube quotes. Anyone else know a rough figure or anyone happy to do scorpion tube work.
Pics to follow tommorrow of damage
That's interesting cos when I bought Blue Ice (manufactured in 97) the dark blue tubes were faded but otherwise in excellent condition. Richard can confirm but I would have every expectation that they would still be in similar condition. Sounds like the Scorp you've looked at has been abused!
For re-tubing quotes apart from Scorpion themselves (who make their own tubes) I'd ask Chris @ Henshaws for a ball park quote. From his posts on here he seems like a thoroughly helpful chap.