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Old 09-19-2017, 10:38 PM   #1
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City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
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Re-tubing inflatables?

During the storm Irma, I used my dinghy as a cushion between the stern and mangrove bushes, kind of like a big fender. When the storm blew all the water out of my canal, it probably left my boat wallowing in the mud for a couple of hours. Consequently, the compression of the dinghy blew out one of the tubes and two other fenders. Taylor will replace the fenders but my 12 year old dinghy is pretty tired and there's really no point in trying to seal up those old tubes again. I've already used the west marine sealer in the tubes twice, worked good but the strings are hanging out of the seams on this thing.

I see a few companies around here offering to retube old inflatable's. Has anybody tried this? Will it last? What did your job cost? Would you recommend it? Thanks in advance for any information.

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