Ok, thanks for replying, I really need all the advice I can get and I'm very greatful!
Fairy Power Spray, I've used that before and unwisely used it on my plastic shell Microwave, stripped the paint clean off it and rotted the plastic - got the grease off a treat though
. But seriously, won't it damage the tubes? I'm not trying to second guess your advice but that stuff is powerful.
The boat is not quite with me yet, it's still in transit so I'll answer questions about it's condition then, all I've got right now is the photos. So hopefully it will turn up but I've no reason to think it won't, the delivery man works in mysterious ways so I can't say when. I bought off the internet and haven't seen it in the flesh at all but £100? - not really a loss that I'm worried about.
I think it's an SR 4 but the only clue I've got is that it measures 3.5m without air in the tubes, I figured half a metre for the aft cones and the nose?
Screw holes, don't know as yet but I've a gallon of epoxy and some Cabosil plus a roll of 450 GSM Chop Mat, Ive also twa tubes of 3M 5200, Tigerseal and already have power tools needed for boat building or restoration (I have two other GRP boats for Resto as well) this RIB was a total impulse buy but I have wanted a SIB or RIB for a while now. I just want a fishing boat that will get me places quick and safe so rather than a shiny Restoration I'm more thinking of a safe seaworthy job that preserves the boat and gets me home safe.
Yam is Long Shaft.
I've got two trailers, both of which can be easily adapted but it's not far to the sea, I live in a harbour lol. I'm going to start welding soon so I can build my own trailers.
More information to follow.
Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
Tubes have seen better days - fairy power spray required!
How is the transom?
What is she? Is it a SR4? Its an Avon, It has a self draining hull by the looks of things. But its got a spray deck on the tubes but has had an offset console in the past as well?
How is the deck - has it been drilled and screwed lots in the past?
What leg length on the Yam?
How you going to move it about?