Originally Posted by sailrib
Based on that one pic and info you gave, that ribs appears to have seen much better days. Are you sure your up to the task to putting all the effort into that boat? You most likely will still have a very tired beaten soul underneath all the spit and polish you put into it.
I myself would pass on it and look for another cheap rib project, right now I would say free is the right price for the hull and even then it's probably that's too much after what you may have to spend on it and what you get in return, not to mention your own valuable time. A rotten hull will always be a sick one, very hard to get around that one.
Having said that, more pictures posted will give us more info and perhaps a better opinion (perhaps). Does it have a trailer?
Don't have better pictures unfortunately. The hull would need work(plenty of), that's for sure but my biggest worry in this case is the tubes. GRP, even if the preparation is really a disgusting job, is still a kind of a forgiving material to restore if having enough motivation and time. But the tubes looked bad and faded, and no idea how long they would last. Painting would make them look better but would that really help in the long run, don't know. The hypalon is different from the grade on my SR, possible a cheaper quality.
No idea about price of new tubes, maybe not 4000 but the double, in any case would say this hull is not worth the hassle due to tube condition.
Guess need to source another one from the UK, here not many around.