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Old 17 April 2011, 07:55   #1
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Ran Over channel marker. 3M rip. Help!

Yep thats 3 meters.

Last night I had to do a rescue of another rib that got 'sandbared'. Dark, fast retreating tide , 5 blokes plus me, yu get the idea.
I have 4m narwarl, 2 y/o.

On return journey(about 1KM) due to spot light being blocked, weight in boat, etc etc.. I ran over one of those broken triangler markers laying on its side, couple of inches below water.
It did a 'titanic' on the tube, front to back below the waterline.

BTW. I was quite impressed as we had no problem going last 500m with 6 blokes and one tube in fadst ebbing water.(Thier ribs say there 'unsinkable')

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I'm pretty sure its uPVC that narwhal use.
Simple question can a 3m repair be done.? (Thier Org is paying)
I use the rib at least 2 days a week year round, so I'll have to trust it.

Appreciate any info.
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Old 17 April 2011, 11:48   #2
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Don't see why not. It's no different from a seam joint of which you'll have quite a few already running the length of the boat from when it was made.
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Old 17 April 2011, 11:55   #3
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I'd be talking to insurers looking for a full retube , with your excess paid by those offering to pay for the repair.
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Old 17 April 2011, 12:19   #4
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A 3m tear will be going between a couple if chambers too, it'll be repairable but would you buy a RIB that had a 3m repair?
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If you *could* repair it, would you ever trust the repair? Seems to me that a failure of the patch could be fairly catastrophic.

But, I've seen some fairly large repairs (though on hypalon), and they usually entail stitching the rip together prior to gluing a rather generous patch on. It would probably be better to patch inside and out, but I don't see how that would be possible without opening the tube up to work on the rip (which I don't think you can do with PVC.) The ensuing repair, while airtight, is really unsightly (which is the British understatement for "horrendously ugly".)

I'd be pushing for a retube as well.

I take it the rescue was successul?


Luck wiith it


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(which is the British understatement for "horrendously ugly".)
You British then, JKY?
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we would attempt to repair it but would not give any warrenty i would advise a retube in hypalon
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A 3m tear will be going between a couple if chambers too, it'll be repairable but would you buy a RIB that had a 3m repair?
Nope.......

Possible, maybe; desirable, no.
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Retube in Hypalon as said before. Excess and loss of NCB being picked up by the people offering costs
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Retube her Gary. No-one will give you decent money for a RIB with a repair of that magnitude. We're almost neighbours BTW, I'm just through the Gap.
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Old 17 April 2011, 15:03   #11
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mmm. Not to worried about re-sell as if i have the moeny to buy what I want next, the 1000 for a sell wont make a dent!
Or looks, as its below the waterline and people 'round these parts still look at an 'inflatable' no matter what size and say "jeses, I wouldn't go out in blow up ting like dat" and then step, carefully, into thier' man killer' real boats.

I've no insurance so thats out.

I've looked at these in sligo. Seem to able to make something outa nothing.
http://www.inlandboats.ie/index.php?...d=21&Itemid=42
Anyway know more tomorrow.
O and yes. Everybody back safe.
Was a good laugh up to that point as we all sang 'Keep Green right, keep red left' etc to other driver.
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No insurance!! That's a bit rich for my blood.
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No requirement for insurance... it's optional.
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It's optional till you run over and kill or maim someone ! Then it may seem to be a good idea! Amazing how a personal injury claim can mount up .
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Good to hear you're sorted. Any chance of an "after" pic Gary?
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