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Old 01 June 2009, 06:50   #1
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A new project. But where to start...

Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, and I have never driven or owned a rib before, so please bear with me! Congradulations on a good site though - lots of valuable information.

Anyway moving on, my old man has a rib, but unfortunately its been neglected over the years. Just doesnt use it, so he has agreed to let me use it (hurray) But before I do so I would like to refurbish it. As far as im aware, its mechanically sound as it had a lot of work done recently to the engine etc, so its just a question of tarting it up. I have attached pictures of it. PS one of the pics has me in it. Sorry about that!

This is, as far as im aware used to be RNLI, and im in the process of finding out the construction from Schat Harding (used to be Watercraft International). I havnt a foggiest myself, but would anyone be willing to hazard an educated guess? The tubing is sturdy but fairly flexible, but the surface is very coarse and tough. A foam like finish. Whats a typical for this type of boat? I need to determine the actual fabric construction so a painting material can be specified to tackle the job.

My first port of call therefore would be to clean and paint the tubing, but seeing as its not Hypalon, what product would I use? Any ideas? I tried phoning IBS but their not too sure?

Many thanks,

Chris.
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Old 01 June 2009, 07:18   #2
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hi chris
nice rib im in the ECA aswell and havent seen that boat move in years, i have just painted my tubes with a paint from the rib shop in the hamble and the finish is really good, its 30 a litre but if your only going to one coat it which should be ok then one tin will be enough, hope this helps and good luck cheers tim
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Old 01 June 2009, 07:27   #3
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Hi Tim,

That made me laugh when you said you hadnt seen it move it years!

Its a shame though, because im sure plenty of people are waiting for a berth - but I am definitely going to make use of it if my old man doesnt.

Im a bit cautious with painting products, as it seems most people have the Hypalon type, and im not most paints would adhere to this type of material?
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Old 01 June 2009, 08:25   #4
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looks like a watercraft RI6 with PU foam tubes
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Old 01 June 2009, 08:35   #5
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if your going to paint them they will need a really good clean first, you may find after a clean you dont want to paint them.
theres plenty of threads on here about cleaning tubes.
not sure what TFR is like on PU tubes but it works wonders on hypalon, paul tilley will know if its OK to use,
if it is then get some from machine mart 10 a gallon, mix 50/50 with water and apply with a spray bottle. use a green pan scourer to rub in and rinse off after 10 minutes. keep it away from ali though it will attack it.
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Old 01 June 2009, 08:58   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

What does TFR stand for? I will thoroughly clean them first and see how they turn out as you say paddle. However im assuming that the colour has faded a lot, as the boat is quite old, made in 1991, but if painting is not necessary then thats good enough for me!

I have used the search button lots, but unfortunately none of the questions/ answers I can find relate to a boat with foam tubes, mostly Hypalon : /

Paul what is PU and do you know whether the TFR would work on it?

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TFR traffic film remover, its a very agressive caustic detergent that will cut through thick grease oil and other sh1t remarkably well such as oxidided pigments that make paint and hypalon tubes look chalky and faded, neat it will also remove some paints and attack aluminium like acid would eat through other metals. it will also saponify the oils in you skin and dry your skin out so gloves are essential.
PU is i think polyurethane? Paul????
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looks like a watercraft RI6 with PU foam tubes
Think it is the bigger version R22. Start by cleaning the tubes as suggested before thinking of painting.

Have a chat with Polymarine reference paint if you do need to though.

http://www.polymarine.com/products/p...ries/index.cfm

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Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, and I have never driven or owned a rib before, so please bear with me! Congradulations on a good site though - lots of valuable information.

Anyway moving on, my old man has a rib, but unfortunately its been neglected over the years. Just doesnt use it, so he has agreed to let me use it (hurray) But before I do so I would like to refurbish it. As far as im aware, its mechanically sound as it had a lot of work done recently to the engine etc, so its just a question of tarting it up. I have attached pictures of it. PS one of the pics has me in it. Sorry about that!

This is, as far as im aware used to be RNLI, and im in the process of finding out the construction from Schat Harding (used to be Watercraft International). I havnt a foggiest myself, but would anyone be willing to hazard an educated guess? The tubing is sturdy but fairly flexible, but the surface is very coarse and tough. A foam like finish. Whats a typical for this type of boat? I need to determine the actual fabric construction so a painting material can be specified to tackle the job.

My first port of call therefore would be to clean and paint the tubing, but seeing as its not Hypalon, what product would I use? Any ideas? I tried phoning IBS but their not too sure?

Many thanks,

Chris.

Welcome to the site chris, I'll probably bump in to you down the eca at some point im there a lot with my seariders! I've seen you're new boat and had a look plenty of times over the years - bit of a weapon!!

good luck with it
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Old 02 June 2009, 12:49   #10
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Hello im surprised how many ECA members there are on this site...two days and already a couple of people recognise the boat. I didnt even mention ECA in my first post < : O

I wouldnt say its a new boat though! But hopefully be a bit of fun. Im intriged to find the HP figures for it. Waiting for Schat Harding to let me know : )

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