I am starting a new thread to record the progress and experience of what is going to be a big project. Hopefull some of my experiences will be of use to others.
1. Pump up tubes and brush with soapy water to find leaks in 2 of the 5 chambers. Found 3 leaks two of which were pin holes and the third porosity in a threadbare area.
2. Been searching for someone that knows about Lomac boats. Called a guy in Aussie land and left a message. George ( NSW) called me back and gave me a whole bunch of tips. WOW. Thank you George.
3. Stripped out the power steering cylinder as the seals are leaking. Have found a local guy that will fix.
4. Removed cracked windshield by drilling out the rivets.
5.Ran a compressed air line out to the boat and tested using a rotary sander on the tubes. Worked great with a foam pad on the disc and 200 grit. Tubes need to slightly deflated to reduce over sanding high spots.
Not enough done worthy of taking photos of.
PS. My legs ache from climbing in and out of the boat
PPS. Have attached a photo of my best friend Jake