Centerline Tube on AVON S300 what would you do?
A sound suggestion would be helpful this AM. I have attempted to re-glue the centerline tube and it's not holding. I've done several repairs on this restore and they are all good but this one isn't.
I have an old AVON S300 12' with floor boards and a centerline tube underneath the floorboards that won't hold the air because of the worn, wrinkled, crumpled end. About 3" worth.
I am presuming that because it's the END of the centerline tube, and quite wrinkled and worn, it's just not holding. However, here's my thought.
Since a centerline tube is designed for the hull and NOT the floor, could I just cut off the tail end of the centerline tube and glue it where the end piece is not wrinkled? I would be cutting off about 4" - 6" up. Does anyone feel that this would have an effect on the purpose of the centerline tube under the floor boards?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.