I have just bought a Bombard Tropik, 3 Metre RIB (SIB)? with a yamaha 8hp outboard, its 22 years old, with no patches, engine was sold as a non runner, but looks like new. Gave it some fresh fuel, changed gearbox oil, new spark plugs and started first time
Its holding air fine (has been inflated for 3 days in the garden). Just been out and noticed the glue has failed on the bow section where the floor meets the tube, leaving a 4 inch gap for water to come in
. I have just ordered some 2 part adhesive and solvent cleaner from Polymarine. As this is my first rib and I have never had to carry out a repair - is this pretty straightforward?