Life span of a RIB
Im currently considering viewing a Pacific 22 RIB however im a bit concerned about its age.
Its 20 years old and although i know its in need of some tidying up, i was wondering if its past its best before day and thus not worth investing the money in?
Does anybody have any opinions about the age of RIBs with regards to their structural integrity and the condition of GRP and other build materials after such a period of time? Also, what about the quality of materials etc that the boat is constructed from as i assume composite work has advanced majorly since the boat was built?
My main concern is the transom, stringers and bulkheads......are their timber inserts likely to be damp and thus unsafe to go to sea with?
Any views appreciated....