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Old 03 April 2013, 09:44   #1
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Hull Repairs ??

Have today been to see a possible new boat , however there are significant cracks on the hull flange where it joins the main hull.

My thinking is it will need the tubes off , damage removed and new flanges scarfed onto the hull - but its going to be the full lengh of the hull (pretty Much) ....have to say the tubes are great having been put on a couple of years ago .

Whats peoples view on buying aboat with this kind of damage (both sides) ...mine is at present ...RUN.....

The secret network of RIBNET is coming into play to see what this sort of stuff would cost on a 6m boat.....
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Old 03 April 2013, 10:56   #2
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This happened to my old 7m Solent. Was only really an issue towards the front, the forward 2 or 3 meters from memory. Had it repaired by Ribshop, and the bill I think was around the 1200 mark which included a couple of other small-ish bits (that was probably about four years ago). And yes, it did involve the removal of the tube (just the front half on my one).

Depends on what the boat is, and how much it is I guess! If it was a nice boat and a bargain I would get it and have it repaired.
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Old 03 April 2013, 11:12   #3
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I'd get some photos up and ask mr Biffer very nicely for his honest appraisal.

Not sure if he's up to taking that sort of work on but he's done some excellent and very reasonable work for me
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Old 03 April 2013, 11:24   #4
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Cheers guys. There are a couple of other things that are making me want to walk away to be honest.

I'd happily hand it over to Biff to sort, but dont want to buy a boat and then not use it .

anything is fixable but there is the cost and also the hassle to take into account.. !
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Old 03 April 2013, 15:13   #5
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Pete i agree with you, i would buy something to use now don't know how big a job it would be but you may not get much use out of it this year with our short boating season/weather
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Thing is it's a cheap boat for what it is...and just what I'm after....4 seats, 4 stroke engine, capable not to big not to small etc.....a real dilemma.....
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Get it, Biff loves doing things like that. we could all head down and keep him entertained whilst he's workin on it with cheesy gags... smook tabs and drink some Bier!!
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Get it, Biff loves doing things like that. we could all head down and keep him entertained whilst he's workin on it with cheesy gags... smook tabs and drink some Bier!!
I could afford the work, just not the cost of the tea bags to keep him going....

It's a long story as usual..I'll pm you....
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Sampled one of Biffer's Tetley's today while a horse broke in his workshop and ate a wind turbine

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Well it's all to late now, having told the bloke his tubes were held on well, but held on to a bit of hull that was close to coming off.....he has just said he is going to get it fixed himself.....

That's a rc 585 I won't be owning...for 12k plus the fix... :-(
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