Hi again Jeff..that Tear Aid patch looks the biz ..and worth knowing about. Im not getting any but your suggestion planted another seed in my brian. I have a little left over Keel Easy tape..which is great stuff to protect the keel of F-Ribs and Kayaks etc. Its a hard plastic tape.. very strong..and it has its own adhesive.. so just a case of slapping it on for a temp repair at sea. I will include a patch in my repair kit.
ShinyShoe ..you may find keel easy is better for the SR4 than duck tape
I guess Im an impatient old git too..so this morning..after my own bath ..I siphoned the soapy suds into the rear of the Gurnard...( Im a great believer in re cycling stuff). It didnít surprise me to see the ex leak as tight as a crabís ass.. not a bubble to be seen in the soapy water..despite full pressurised tubes.
So the floor is now back in..which reminded my why a heavy floored SIB needs to be on a trailer ..but that is another story.
Im sure you will agree..my amature repair now looks quite professional ..and in my opinion..no harder than slapping a patch on a bike tyre.
I did the same for the tube on other side of the boat..even though it didnít have a leak.. it is for preventative maintenance purposes only
Thanks again to those who commented or read my drivel.