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Old 07 April 2012, 19:06   #1
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Yachtline 480dl with leaking baffles

Have purchased a second hand 2005 yachtline 480 DL with PVC tubes. The baffles are leaking and the part of the tube which inserts in the rail is coming unglued. Is it worth repairing or better to buy new tubes? Any idea how much new tubes cost (hypalon vs pVC?) I am happy to have repairs done professionally.

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Old 08 April 2012, 02:09   #2
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Baffles OK. Just rails coming unglued. Big job to fix?

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Old 08 April 2012, 02:59   #3
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Hard to tell without a photo but if it's just the glue that's failed then should be very simple

New tubes for that would be just under 3k, if it's the boat I thin k it is then the tubes on it are like new anyway
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Old 08 April 2012, 12:49   #4
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It's in Australia. The tubes look great. What causes them to come unglued so soon? Just 6 or 7 years?
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lol, not the one I'm thinking of then.

Oh, do you mean where the tube slides into the hull? not the metal rail - if so then your best bet is to find a local RIB bloke to stick them back properly, be prepared to go and see him a couple of time though as once you start using it other areas may come away too.
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Yes, supposedly, the heat and humidity does a number on the glue. I am asking them to remove the whole insert and deluge it, hopefully avoiding a repeat in the near future. Thanks.
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Old 09 April 2012, 04:45   #7
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My Yachtline had come apart at the transom when I purchased it. I attempted to repair it and stuffed it up mainly because I didn't understand the difference between Hypalon and PVC, nor did I realise it needed extra strips glued on to reinforce it. I then got it professionally done and it has been perfect ever since.

The baffles are not that easy to fix as they are too hard to get to without major surgery.

If you are in Sydney, Steve at Inflatable Repairs is the best guy I know in the business.
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Cheers for that. I am in cairns. The baffles are ok, I think. The rails are still a problem. Thanks again, charles
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