Right, I seem to have "aquired" a old 5.5M Zodiac which is full of punctures, and is missing one valve, all of this for the amazing price of: NOTHING!
So far i have spent 6 Quid on it (Calmac ferry charges getting it to the mainland from The Isle Of Rum.)
The boat has been used as a tender/Mobile platform for painting bigger boats by the looks of it.
There are more patches on it than i have fingers so far as i can see.. half of the patches are alright, the other half seem to have been glued on with paint or something similar, i ripped a patch off today which i could pull off with two fingers, and it had so much gunk on the otherside it could never be airtight.... the gunk is sanded away now. New patch is applied and it is drying at the moment
It has a rather major puncture next to the transom underneath everything, and the floor needs to be detached to gain access...
So my question is.. has anyone ever converted a SIB to RIB?
I am VERY tempted to have a go at it, since this boat has cost me nothing really.... I already have spent about 10 quid on Bostik stuff and IBS PVC.
I'll post some pictures later