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Retube a dink in South florida???

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by JimInPB, Apr 13, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    1,399 posts, 409 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    I have a little 9' Hypalon dink that is in need of new tubes. Does anybody know a good shop in South Florida that can do a job like that? I spoke to one guy in Miami that quoted me more than the cost of a new boat. I'm hoping to find a more worthwhile option.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     


  2. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,786 posts, 834 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I think this is one of those times that fixing something broken is more $/work than buying new. Labor is not cheap these days. Can you just fill your old tubes with foam?
     


  3. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    1,399 posts, 409 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    What kind of foam do you recommend? The foamed tubes that I have seen in the past did not come out well.
     


  4. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,504 posts, 146 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Makes no sense just start looking for a new one and you will find out way too much $$$ and won’t even be trouble free.
    Nick
     


  5. nfg2u

    nfg2u

    Joined Feb 13, 2016
    75 posts, 22 likes
    Hunter Legend 35.5
    US Fort Pierce
    A sailors place in Stuart has done some work for me. Hourly rates. You can find them on google and give them a call
     


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  6. dennismenace111

    dennismenace111

    Joined Jul 26, 2015
    27 posts, 5 likes
    Watkins 29
    US Ft. Lauderdale
    Try 84 Boat Works on State Road 84 in Broward...just east of I-95..
     


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  7. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    1,399 posts, 409 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    Thank you to those who replied. I'll give those places a try.
     


  8. dehler25

    dehler25

    Joined Sep 10, 2012
    199 posts, 13 likes
    Hunter 450
    US Gulfport, Florida
    did you try Google? There are several listed one of which is Inflatable Boats of Florida in Naples. I am no authority but I did read recently that retubing is about half the cost of new. Let the group know what you find out as that helps the knowledge base build.
     




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