hey guys- thanks for the comments- I totally hear what you are saying and respect paul's advice over all others, in fact- I would like to have Paul re-tube this boat but the boat is in the USA and I am having trouble finding a re-tuber specialist who knows what they are doing. Last week I was interviewing someone to do this job and they told me they would need to take the center console off and turn the boat over to fit the tube! WOW- Scary The us is way behind in experience with RIBs and I appreciate your posts and help-ab
My point for being a novice is becasue I have never retubed a rib, but do have experience in rebuilding and patching inflatable, working with chemical binds, etc- plus pretty much fix anything top to bottom in a house- renovation- maintain 7 homes now plus the day job... but never did a retube on a 6m searider
So I will get more detailed pics and see what the options are.