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Old 19 July 2004, 14:22   #1
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Leak

My RIB has had a leak in the hull for a while now and I ve been trying to find it for ages. I have looked at past threads and it is definatly salt water and not a rain water leak.
I think I have found the leak this after noon it is at the back of the RIB where the tubes join the hull, at the end of the tube a crack has formed, its about 10cm long. The crack is on the curved bit before the flange. I filled the hull of the boat up with water with the hose and when I lifted the tube up at the back the crack opened and water came out. How do I go about repairing this, I was thinking of some strong epoxy? Or is it a job for the professionals and who would you recommend? Any advice would be great, Alex.
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I'd consider taking it down to Raider RIBs in Christchurch for an opinion as you're local - the chap who owns the yard seems like a decent down-to-earth type.
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Thanks Richard,

I will phone Raider RIBS / R.I.B.S marine tommorow. I had another look and I think what has happened is the tube is coming away from the hull, hopefully it can be glued.

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Well good luck with it and let us know how you get on - I hope the guy is as good as I think he is!
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