After a 13 hour, 600 mile round trip I've come back with my first rib, an Avon sr4m. Not the cleanest I wouldnt have though but think I paid a reasonable price and need some input on the dodgy parts that I've found.
First thing that needs doing is the trailer. The 25mm steel box section bunks are bent and badly corroded, an easy replacement and over the next few days I'll be searching the net for suitable materials. The trailer has a centre roller which the boat rests on but the front front roller is a fair distance from being in contact, I'm hoping that lifting and re-aligning the bunks will sort this out by dropping the front down?, tried to show the problem in the picture -
Second of all, a patch (one of two) on the side of the hull, feel rock solid but i it ok?
Peeling patch, could this just be fixed with some hypalon glue?
Is this fixable? and if so, how? (gelcoat filler?)
And the last pic is the worst, looks and feels solid but is it seaworthy like this for now before winter when I could do something with it?
Everthing else looks to be fine, cosmetic bits e.g corner of non slip pad peeling and needs a re-glue.
Many thaks in advance for any help/advice.