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kymona 12 May 2004 16:27

what is the lifespan of hypolan tubes
 
just curious is there a lifespan or is it just how u care for them,do ribs have an age limit

jace 13 May 2004 02:59

Hi

Have a look at

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....palon+lifespan

All in all quite a long time, we have never had to retube one of our boats due to the fabric failing, the very first Rib we built many moons ago still has its original tubes.

Rogue Wave 13 May 2004 04:19

The longevity of your tubes will be greatly enganced by regular rinsing off of Slat water and having a cover for the boat

Alan 13 May 2004 04:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
The longevity of your tubes will be greatly enganced by regular rinsing off of Slat water and having a cover for the boat

"Slat water" Is this a funny solent thing? :V

Rogue Wave 13 May 2004 06:03

Slat water is terrible stuff It messes up your tubes firs your engine and makes you like the gArfish if you drink it. Oh I do so wish I had more nimle fingers.

But when I think of you I've got one that seems to work OK

:D

Pete7 13 May 2004 08:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan
"Slat water" Is this a funny solent thing? :V

Yes, have you seen the colour of it! and with god knows what in it, no wonder the barnacles grow well down here.

P

Mark Halliday 13 May 2004 09:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete7
Yes, have you seen the colour of it! and with god knows what in it, no wonder the barnacles grow well down here.

P

Worse still, I got some in my mouth once. Took nearly a months supply of 6X to get rid of the taste.

Robert1 13 May 2004 16:46

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Originally Posted by Mark Halliday
Worse still, I got some in my mouth once. Took nearly a months supply of 6X to get rid of the taste.

I agree Mark. Its a foul tasting substance.


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