Originally Posted by Polwart
Don't worry stephen by the time your boat needs a retube you will be almost as good at patching as the legendary Paul Tilley
Well I don't know about that; I hope what you are saying is that it will be a long time before I need new tubes rather than making a judgement on my sticking ability or suggesting that I will be doing a hell of a lot of it in years to come
I hope you are right; the early months of RIBownership were not exactly trouble free; I worry about what next summer holds (apart from huge fuel bills which I accept as a "necessary evil"
I have the repair patches from Humber for mine now, and gallons of glue arrives in about 3 weeks, so as soon as the weather perks up I shall embark on a reckless sticking spree
I do like the idea of a "solid RIB" though - there just doesn't seem to be much around that "looks like a RIB" - i.e. an open boat with a natural high level of safe buoyancy (i.e. even a pillock like me couldn't sink it even if I was really trying) which looks quite cool and is bloody good fun. I wonder what you would call it - a RRB I suppose??