Wear patches for 9m Ribtec
Have recently bought this 2004 9m Ribtec. Sadly whilst looking after the mechanicals and hull, previous owners have somewhat neglected the tubes, treating them as disposable and letting ropes rub them down to the weave in places!
Seems a shame to completely retube, as they hold air perfectly, and have absolutely no repair patches.
Have people had much luck with getting wear patches to stick properly and stay attached to places where the Hypalon is worn worn to the weave? Trying to decide whether it's worth adding some wear patches, or just running as it is until the tubes completely die!
Have been out of ribbing for a while, but glad to be back. Went through last weekend and fixed the various faulty navigation electronics - radar (bad power feed), nav lights (corroded terminals), VHF radio (stuck squelch - a squirt of oil and good twist with some cushioned pliers!), swapped out a few dodgy curcuit breakers, etc.