Hmm, I am sure there are lots of us here thinking thats brave!
You haven't given many details of the boat and engine which might be useful, however if you do go ahead please photo the work and post in the pics gallery, we would all be facinated.
However before you start would it not be cheaper and easier to px the hull for a larger Zodiac ?
I am not a boat builder but how about this as a way of starting the discussion. Remove the rear part of the tubes from the hull. Turn the hull over and make a mould of the last 24 inches and transom. Turn the hull back the right way. Cut out transom. Line up mould to hull very carefully. Glass in new section and copy any internal supports. Glass in deck. Extend tubes. Refit engine, add water and test drive. Write up article. Pete