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Inflatable tube | collar repair

Inflatable tube collars will inevitably get damaged over time and through use. Depending on the nature of the problem, repairs on your inflatable can range from a simple patch, right up to a complete overhaul. Usually when carrying out rib repairs we will do our best to disguise it, make it symmetrical and more visually pleasing. We carry out a wide range of tube repairs / re-gluing, adding accessories such as handles, life lines, anchor points, wear patches, paddle holders and other cosmetic improvements.

rib repairs

here are some examples of rib repairs we have carried out, some pretty some not so pretty, some of it is not the most glamorous work we do our best to keep your boat looking in great health and where possible will try to hide signs of repair .

Ribcraft with a number of tube repairs
Mercury quicksilver pvc rib repair and clean
transome detatching
Arctic Blue 37 RIB "Freya" dome end repairs old fabric
Jam cleat
scorpion cabin rib
cone end damage repair
bimney moulding fitting
transome replacement on  a ribtec
scorpion bow fairlead
double teardrop rubbing strake replacement
humber 5m rib after cleaning

inflatable tube damage,falling apart and bad repairs

here are some images of rib tubes we where asked to repair some we have some that couldn't be fixed.

we will do what we can to help you but sadly sometimes we can't.

attempted repair with liquid metal
heavily damaged hypalon
ribtec falling apart
Ribtec tube and Hull separation
underneath strip and tube falling off the hull
Ribtec tube attempting to separate from the hull
handles attached with no morenails
pattle chock no more nails
leaking wear patches
rubbing strake repair


We are based in Yeovil, Somerset but will also work in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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