Inflatable Tubes

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by dweymer, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. dweymer
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    dweymer Junior Member

    Hello all,

    Anyone know where to get hypalon tubes? I want to design and build a composite inflatable, but want to leave the Hypalon to someone who knows it better than I.

    Thanks

    Don
     
  2. wet-foot
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    wet-foot Senior Member

    I know the location of a couple places in Canada. Importing could be a bit of a pain. Nautica right in Florida will do tubesets for you. They could be a bit pricey though. I am looking for a quality ( affordable ) tube builder too!!!!!
     
  3. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Try www.Praktek.com. They make inflatable fenders. I bought two a year or so ago for rollers to roll my 12' Alumacraft up on the beach. Sturdy construction and works like a charm. Give them a call, and they may be able to help you.

    Eric
     
  4. wet-foot
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    wet-foot Senior Member

    Thanks Eric, but It looks like they build fenders and not inflatable boats. Thinking of more the regular rib shape where the tube raps around the bow area.
     
  5. caribmon
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  6. wet-foot
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    wet-foot Senior Member

    Looks like a couple of really good options for tubesets, will get my translator in gear to understand the lingo!!!!! thanks
     
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