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Old 23 January 2023, 05:08   #1
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Tubes for Zodiac Pro II 550

I am looking to get my boat retubed with new tubes (in PVC). I have contacted Defender and Inflatable Boat Center and inquired about wait times. They can get the tubes from France, but wait time is 9 months to a year. I'd like to find someone in the states that can build them for me, with a shorter wait time. Also, I am NOT willing to pay 2 or 3 times the price of the tubes from France. For that, I can wait the 9 months to a year. I'd appreciate any suggestions on manufacturers here in the states. Thanks
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Old 23 January 2023, 18:50   #2
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Wing inflatables in Arcata is a tube manufacturer, but they might overbuild them at a high cost. In other words they make military and commercial tubes. Please report back your conversation with them so "we" can learn if they are applicable for RIB toys.
https://www.inflatablesolutions.com/sponsons.php

I am sure there are many tube manufacturers in the USA but this is the only other one I know of. He has a Youtube channel detailing retubing and other RIB associated repairs. Along with filming boat ramps.
https://www.luxuryribtenders.com/copy-of-boats-tubes

Hmmm...I take that "only other one I know" back.
https://www.inflatableboats.com/Repl...e-Sets_c96.htm
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Old 23 January 2023, 19:32   #3
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I am looking to get my boat retubed with new tubes (in PVC). I have contacted Defender and Inflatable Boat Center and inquired about wait times. They can get the tubes from France, but wait time is 9 months to a year. I'd like to find someone in the states that can build them for me, with a shorter wait time. Also, I am NOT willing to pay 2 or 3 times the price of the tubes from France. For that, I can wait the 9 months to a year. I'd appreciate any suggestions on manufacturers here in the states. Thanks


Highly unlikely you will find someone to build aftermarket welded pvc tubes in US. The machine for that are extremely exspensive. Most after market builders are in hypalon which as i am sure you are aware of is much much more expensive but totally worth it.
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