LC8 is an authority on RIB tube replacement. With 16 years of RIB re-tubing experience, we have replaced countless RIB tubes on brands such as Protector, Sealegs, Zodiac and more.
Re-tube your RIB with confidence at LC8.
How do I know when I need to replace my RIB Tubes?
It’s time for a RIB tube replacement, when your tubes are brittle, leaking and faded. Staying ahead of an imminent need is key. The last thing you want is to find yourself in mid-boating season and wasting your precious boating weekends while your RIB gets re-tubed.
Our Process. How we do it.
Like everything we do at LC8, we don’t cut corners.
- We use military-grade Hypalon, a UV & petroleum resistant fabric that is one of the strongest and highest quality RIB materials available and something not all service centers use.
- We apply the correct solvents and adhesion methods tested over years of experience.
- We take a ‘pattern’ from the hull and old tubes, to ensure a precision-engineered fit.
Want to customize your tubes? No problem.
Many customers want to customize their application and add appendages, rub-rails, hand loops etc. Perhaps even change the color of their RIB tubes. We can customize a new tube set for your inflatable with different colors, accents and features to create a one of a kind tender for you.
How long does it take to replace my RIB Tubes?
Depending on the project, it takes LC8 Marine between 4-6 weeks to complete a RIB replacement project.
Recent LC8 RIB re-tubing projects (Protector RIB and more)
See below for pictures on recent re-tube projects we have completed. We have hundreds more projects like this and can talk to you about any questions you have. Call Scott today!