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Old 15 August 2019, 17:58   #1
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North ,East ,South or West for a Retube ?

Hav,nt read a good retube thread on here for a while so needing to ask for help understanding ,possible costs and also who and where to get a nice job for a good price . i am unaware of anybody particularly close to me in east anglia ,east coast ,so i know i am traveling ,but how far and which direction ? or maybe self fit (is that a viable option ? ) ,tubes are not awful but not really wanting to travel hundreds of miles for a makeover ,and liking things to be right ,would rather go for a full retube ,boat is 5.85 metre at 26" diameter ,maybe there are some operators on the forum
Any help appreciated ,any recent nice jobs would be really appreciated
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Old 16 August 2019, 08:39   #2
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Do Suffolk Marine Safety do re-tubing? Or just repairs.
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Old 16 August 2019, 11:43   #3
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Thanks W/F, jogged my memory ,had a little job done earlier in the year at sms ,and did speak then about retube ,Dave suggested not doing retubes at present but was hoping to maybe start ,reckon i need to ask the question again.,, may well be prepared to fit tubes made elseware templated from mine , Have had a few quotes last year but never seem to get a good price which is why i was after peoples preferd options anywhere in the uk ,thankyou ,
Dedicated rib forum and nobody wants to quote me for a retube ,bit strange ,maybe all the real ribsters have left the room !
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I've had work done from NWRI in Chorley and found them fair with pricing and very good work. Not a retube on mine but I'm sure they would be happy to quote you.
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Cost wise a very rough rule of thumb for a re-tube is £1k per metre, ribshop have done some work for me in past and I’d not hesitate to recommend Rib repair services from Rib Shop Ltd - Rib tube repair - Hypalon and PVC
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I've had work done from NWRI in Chorley and found them fair with pricing and very good work. Not a retube on mine but I'm sure they would be happy to quote you.
Dave Cowal who posts on here is the owner of NWRI
if he cant do it try SIT in preston
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Have had a few quotes last year but never seem to get a good price .......
Dedicated rib forum and nobody wants to quote me for a retube ,bit strange ,maybe.....
....they still think you're squeeky?
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Cost wise a very rough rule of thumb for a re-tube is £1k per metre,

I think it should be cheaper than that.
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My only experience was Henshaws, probably the best experience I’ve had with a marine company over 30 years of boat ownership.
Another vote for Henshaws...I've been involved with 4 jobs (complete re-tubes on different makes of RIBs) they have done and can't fault any of them
Autumn/Winter is always a good time to get a competitive quote
A visit and chat with Chris would definatly pay dividends.
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Dedicated rib forum and nobody wants to quote me for a retube ,bit strange ,maybe all the real ribsters have left the room !

Or maybe all the good companies are too busy doing actual work, or quoting people who have bothered to contact them directly for people posting speculatively on a forum.
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I think it should be cheaper than that.
Not sure where he gets those figures from!!
But yes..Absolutely!
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Few years ago now but I paid £5kish for all singing tubes for an Arctic 22. No fitting costs involved.
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Not sure where he gets those figures from!!
But yes..Absolutely!
From the trade - an associate who works on ribs every day - I also did say ‘rough’ figures and of course there’s various qualities and spec to choose from which obviously affect the final cost
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Other place often mentioned is tidel.biz

If you want a quote they gave a paper form to complete. I suspect that helps to filter the wheat from the chaff. I.e. the real 'i want a quote' versus 'i saw a boat on eBay that needs new tubes and want to know if it's worth me bidding'

I thought £2.5k -£3k would do a 4m SR in hypalon. Which puts the prices at £6-750/m. Bigger boats have bigger diameter tubes = more fabric, but I suspect some of the other costs of fitting drop.

But https://www.xs-ribs.co.uk/rib-retube-refit/ seem to be quoting prices in Lee's range for bigger craft.

And they are saying expect £750 of GRP repairs when collar removed.

Lots of variables though... Do you want grab handles, west patches, names, pressure relief valves etc.

Engine on or off for installation?
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From the trade - an associate who works on ribs every day - I also did say ‘rough’ figures and of course there’s various qualities and spec to choose from which obviously affect the final cost
Yeah? Really?..Sure you haven't just plucked that out the air??
I think..No I KNOW he's overpriced then!..see my post
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Yeah? Really?..Sure you haven't just plucked that out the air??
Why would I do that?

If your so quick to dismiss my experience/s in re-tubing this conversation is a little pointless imho 👍
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