I’d better remain PC and not comment about some of these posts
No, Robin, regretfully not me at the ‘cricket’ – I was grounded after the damage at Cowes week. Slimtim - here's the pictures, and good luck with your project!
The Rib retube is coming along really well and I was glad to see the tubes being fitted today when I stopped by today.
First off the Tubes have been glued to the hull (pic 1). I am told there is a strip of Hypalon glued between the bottom of tube and the top surface of the hull for protection as this was a bit rough in places.
The tubes were then weighted down / strapped in for the glue to set (pics. 2 & 3).
Next, strips from the underside of the hull onto the tubes have been put on (pic. 4)
Extra layers of strips of Hypalon will need to be put around the bow area to stop the tube peeling back when I stuff the back of a wave! (pic 5.)
An added bonus is that I’m really pleased the tube builder has managed to widen the internal beam a little during the fitting process. Now I can walk around my console from inside the boat rather than having to walk along the top of the tubes to get forward.
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908.