I've had a used Ribcraft (6.5 meteres) for about half a year now - boat is from 2005.
Had a thread here earlier with a transom failure for the same boat... Which was repaired by a local company this spring.
But now I have another problem. The tubes are starting to come a little apart at the back ends. I've included a picture taken at the end of the left tube.
At first I thought it was just the fender list starting to come off, but from the picture you can see that the entire outer rubber layer, which the fender list is attached to, is coming off from what I think is the inner tubing( ? )
This is also starting to happen on the end of the right tube.
You can see some left over glue from when I first tried to fasten the lower corner of the fender list which was a bit loose earlier. But as the whole outer layer is pulling apart, that didn't help much.
I've started to grind away loose rubber and old glue from the outer layer. Planning on trying to glue the layers together again... If there is a point in this? Or should I just start to save up for new tubes?
As for the crack in the gelcoat. Someone half-dropped a scuba tank there. I'm most curious about if someone knows any color code / name for the "light grey" color for the gelcoat?
I thought I could fix this by grinding the area smooth. Wash with Aceton. Then apply "Gelcoat Sparkel", and finish it off with something like "Penguin Rubbing / Hardwax"