Originally Posted by Peter_C
Now I am confused. The tubes attach to the hull, so did the hull break in two and leave part of itself attached to the tubes? Was it a fiberglass failure?
Either way the tubes were still floating so technically the boat was still floating above the water
It was a 6 or 6,5m rib used for diving.
The hull must have had a crack and water came inside so it lost it buoyancy.
The glue was obviously starting to fail, it was PVC floats with all of the Mediterranean sun 6 months a year.
The engine was 120hp (I mean, rather heavy).
Hull and engine and bow unglued away in one single piece while floats remained tied to the mooring buoy.
All in one night.