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Gavin Scooter DPV tube wanted

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Dive Propulsion Vehicles' started by FiddlerOnTheRoof, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. FiddlerOnTheRoof

    FiddlerOnTheRoof Barracuda

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    Hi everyone,

    You're going to call me crazy... But back in the early 90's when Irvine and his clan came out with the Gavin scooter I was fascinated by it and always wanted one. But at the time I was just starting my married life, new father and all the expenses that come with it, and so I could not afford to buy one... So when I came across this one recently with some interesting WKPP stories attached and even someones name (METIS) on it from that group... I decided to buy it. I paid $1000 and it runs fine. Except for the crack now.. I had it shipped from Florida and during the shipping the tube got cracked right from one of the latch screws.

    So now the problem is that I live in Connecticut and I'm having a hard time locating a used or new tube to replace the broken one. Anyone have an extra one?

    I'm also trying to see if I can find someone or a company that supplies big PVC pipes because George and his partners had to buy it somewhere??? It is white so it must be PVC...

    Anyway, I'm very sad... I was really looking forward to taking it for a ride...

    Any help or ideas are welcomed!!

    Peter
     

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  2. medeng8

    medeng8 Nassau Grouper

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    What size Gavin is it? Standard, 26 or short? I may have what your looking for.
     
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    He can always contact George. He's very good about getting back to people on repair of Gavins. Good thing you didn't break the original grey nose cone. Those were made from a solid piece of PVC and when you break those - you're talking $$$$.

    Back in the day - used my Gavin for everything. Took it down to 220-240 on some NE wrecks way back when. Getting a standard back on top of a bucking boat was always an adventure. Best with your Gavin.
     
  4. FiddlerOnTheRoof

    FiddlerOnTheRoof Barracuda

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    I've contacted George or 'Trey" via his phone numerous times from the website and never got a reply from him!
    I think he's given up on the scooters.
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bummer. I guess since he retired from the WKPP...too busy doing other stuff. I wonder if Cratos here on SB has any leads.
     
  6. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

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    Get some 10'' PVC and have a shop cut it to size on a lathe. 1/64'' is the tolerance for the sealing surfaces.

    I've had a few tubes cut down, its like 25 or 50 bucks.
     
  7. Cratos

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  8. FiddlerOnTheRoof

    FiddlerOnTheRoof Barracuda

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    Thank you everyone... Problem has been solved.
     
  9. mustang_5l

    mustang_5l DIR Practitioner

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