Originally Posted by Stoo
Hey Jimmy... I have a 590 and love it. It was a used boat as well... ex-Police. Better shape than yours but more money too. It's easy to get new tubes made in your neighborhood.
It's a fantasic boat... think H2 Hummer for the water!
And welcome to Ribnet
More like an H1 Hummer.
H2s aren't very capable offroad.
Sounds like a good deal if the hull is in good condition, which it probably is if it is 1/4" thick! That's some serious construction. Like Stoo said, there are a few places on Vancouver Island or the lower mainland that could do an excellent job of retubing it. Polaris Boats in Langley, particularly comes to mind. Even if the retube cost as much or a little more than the hull, you'd be into a heavy duty commercial rib with brand new tubing for a small fraction of what it would be new.