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Old 14 November 2020, 17:11   #1
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New Tube for Avon 6m Searider

Need suggestions who could build new tube most like original. 1983 Avon Searider. Thanks.
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Old 16 November 2020, 12:58   #2
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They look in good condition. If they are, then don't re-tube in my opinion.
I have a 1989, all original & hold air. Mine are a bit scuffed up but thats ok.
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Old 16 November 2020, 14:08   #3
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The tubes and rubstrake have been painted. Lots of seam leaks. Many areas where coating has flaked away leaving fabric showing.
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I am from the UK so no idea where to get a re-tube in USA. I must admit that rib has had a cover on it all the time whilst not in use. This has save the original tubes
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I am waiting for Henshaw in UK to price it. They talk like they have a pattern already.
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Old 16 November 2020, 14:18   #6
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There a quite a lot of rib places in the UK that can supply you tubes. I am sure this has all been researched before on the forum.
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I've had my 1986 Hypalon 5.4 Searider repaired at Lifeline Inflatable Services in Miami Gardens with good results. Phone: (305) 621-1500.

Another restoration expert is Alfred Montaner of Luxury Rib Tenders in Coral Gables, Florida. Finally, search Youtube. They have many Rib repair videos. One of them is by Alfred Montaner. If you have to change the old Hypalon tubes with new Hypalon tubes be prepared to spend a minimum of $10K, probably more.
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Old 16 November 2020, 15:03   #8
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I am waiting for Henshaw in UK to price it. They talk like they have a pattern already.
I have a zodiac hurricane 540 and live in the good ol midwest usa. I retubed this year and went with henshaw. They also had the pattern of my boat on file.

It was stressful during the shipping process with having to get a broker to deal with customs, but the quality and fitment of the tubes is top notch. You really get what you pay for.

I would highly recommend them.
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https://www.ibsparts.co.uk/product/a...rt-nos-v30761/
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There a quite a lot of rib places in the UK that can supply you tubes. I am sure this has all been researched before on the forum.
Hiya, Just down the road from you in Romford. I got Sea Fury retubed at Barnet Marine
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Three, I had tubes made by Henshaw about seven years ago. Excellent and best price!
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Call me if you want to know a way of getting the flaps glued to 5he hull.
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