It was a steep learning curve but eventually, after several attempts I managed to repair the leaking baffles without
removing the tubes from the hull.
As Paul Tilley stated in reply to my original message is possible but certainly not easy!
My advice to anyone attempting a repair of this type is to talk to Paul Tilley
his advice was spot on, without it I doubt if I would have been able to finish this repair.
Paul's business is Rib & tube repair I would recommend him to anyone, the only reason I didn’t ask him to fix my rib is due to the distance. If you want to contact him see previous messages.
Paul thanks again for your advice