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bmac

RO# 29428

Posted - May 12 2019 :  16:04:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I inadvertently punctured the tube under the bow light on my Walker Bay RIB and need to have it repaired. The tube needs to be released from the fiberglass bow structure to get to the puncture. Any recommendations for a shop that does this work? I am already familiar with Port Inflatables and it may wind up there if there are no real alternatives.

Homeport: Blue Point, NY

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - May 12 2019 :  21:45:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Depending on the age you may want to consider ordering a replacement tube being they have to remove it. It would really suck if the repair doesn't hold after this much work!

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - May 13 2019 :  01:56:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.portinflatables.com/
In port Jeff


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until you hear them speak.........

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smitty477

RO# 31913



Posted - May 13 2019 :  13:08:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Walker Bay RIB tube removal and tube repair procedure is here:

https://walkerbay.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Assembly-Instructions-Rid-310.pdf



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bmac

RO# 29428

Posted - May 13 2019 :  18:06:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by abalmuth

http://www.portinflatables.com/
In port Jeff



Thanks, I'm already familiar with Port Inflatable. If I don't find any alternatives it will go there.



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bmac

RO# 29428

Posted - May 13 2019 :  18:09:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Audrey II

Depending on the age you may want to consider ordering a replacement tube being they have to remove it. It would really suck if the repair doesn't hold after this much work!



The dink is 9 years old but it's kept under cover 95% of the time so the tubes are in good shape. I agree, though, it would suck if i spend $600 on this repair and then need to do a full replacement.



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bmac

RO# 29428

Posted - May 13 2019 :  18:11:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by smitty477

Walker Bay RIB tube removal and tube repair procedure is here:

https://walkerbay.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Assembly-Instructions-Rid-310.pdf



That's a Walker Bay RID not RIB. Not sure what an RID is but that's nothing like my 390 Generation. I can see what needs to be done, I'm just very reluctant to do it myself. Thanks anyway.



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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - May 13 2019 :  19:05:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don’t understand how you can puncture the tube but yet can not get to that spot to patch it?

Pascal
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Edited by - PascalG on May 13 2019 19:05:30

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b_arrington

RO# 18340

Posted - May 15 2019 :  15:01:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know of other inflatable boat dealer other than Port Inflatables. If the repair is possible I'm sure they could do it. They are not inexpensive, but Jay knows what he's doing. He's also pretty straight forward about telling it like it is.

Brad

"Jennifer B."
2018 Back Cove 34

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bmac

RO# 29428

Posted - May 16 2019 :  14:38:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by b_arrington

I don't know of other inflatable boat dealer other than Port Inflatables. If the repair is possible I'm sure they could do it. They are not inexpensive, but Jay knows what he's doing. He's also pretty straight forward about telling it like it is.



The only other inflatable dealer on LI that I'm aware of is Buster's and I'm not sure of their repair skills. I spoke to Jay at Port last Saturday and after looking at pictures of the punctured area he told me how he would proceed with the repair. Though the repair is straightforward, access is a little complicated, so I will leave it to him. Only problem is he can't get to it until after July 4th. Not much I can do about that. At least I'm confident it will be repaired by him properly.



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b_arrington

RO# 18340

Posted - May 17 2019 :  13:40:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bmac

The only other inflatable dealer on LI that I'm aware of is Buster's and I'm not sure of their repair skills. I spoke to Jay at Port last Saturday and after looking at pictures of the punctured area he told me how he would proceed with the repair. Though the repair is straightforward, access is a little complicated, so I will leave it to him. Only problem is he can't get to it until after July 4th. Not much I can do about that. At least I'm confident it will be repaired by him properly.



When I was at Port Inflatables last week they had a bunch of repairs waiting for the weather to dry up. The are backed up because the glue is very sensitive to humidity and won't make a good repair if it's humid out. With all this rain they haven't been able to make the repairs.


Brad

"Jennifer B."
2018 Back Cove 34

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smitty477

RO# 31913



Posted - May 19 2019 :  15:38:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FWIW - we have had perfect results doing all of our own inflatable/RIB tube repairs over maybe 12 different boats from 8' to 24'.
Take you time and just follow directions and its not really that complicated at all.



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