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Old 23-06-2014, 17:43   #1
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Where to get RIB retubed in South Florida

So I am now the semi-proud owner of a new-to-me Zodiac Pro 7 Man RIB. I am contemplating getting this thing retubed but I don't know where to start.

Can anyone recommend a shop in South Florida or the Keys?
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Old 23-06-2014, 18:16   #2
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Re: Where to get RIB retubed in South Florida

You may find out like I did, that re-tubing a small dinghy is about the same price as a new one. Big RIB's are cost effective to retube but not the small ones.
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Re: Where to get RIB retubed in South Florida

Theres a dinghy repair show in Marathon next to west marine . 3059426107 shoreline marine

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Re: Where to get RIB retubed in South Florida

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You may find out like I did, that re-tubing a small dinghy is about the same price as a new one. Big RIB's are cost effective to retube but not the small ones.
I know nothing about Florida's pricing, but here in Australia we were able to get a Gemini RIB retubed about eight years ago for approximately half of the cost of a new one. This was after it was stolen, the motor removed and petrol poured into the hull and set alight. I did the cleanup and removal of the charred remains, and the importer of the Gemini boats did the retube job. FWIW, this demonstrated one advantage of an alloy hull... I think a GRP hull would have gone up with the tubes.

We're about due for another set now, and I will be researching prices in the near future. If there is interest, I'll be glad to post the results.

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84 Marine in FT L is very good
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In Florida the price for new tubes for our Apex 9'rib was $2300 + shipping and installation.
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Big thanks to Stephan from Defender. You are the MAN!
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