Hello RIB.net!!!! Was just banned from another forum for spamming. Didn't realize exactly what spamming was, until now!!!! Won't happen here I swear, scouts honor.
Just wanted to post the complete restoration of my newly accuired Cadet. When I bought it, it had air leaks and the whole floor seam came unglued. Discouraged but not beaten, I joined above mentioned forum and got help. Here is where the little beast stands for now. Next, registration...........ohhhh joyyyyyyy!!!!
Post to entire work on photobucket.
First day home, it actually stayed afloat then.....
Floor out, what have I gotten into.....
clean seam. Used alot of MEK and scotch brite in the process.
tubes ready for glue.
Inside ready for glue, much to the shagrin of my lady.....
had to make some ribs to support the floor, also had to cinch in the tubes to allow proper alignment for the floor to tube seam.
mostly glued port seam
entire port seam glued. stopped at baffle in tubes so I could deflate and ratchet the starbord side in. Helped to minimize stress placed on the freshly glued seam.