I am after a bit of sensible advice regarding the above. I am looking to spruce up the boat. The tubes are in pretty good nick apart from a rubbing strake that is cracked in places and a couple of safety line attachments(nylon webbing type) that have pulled out. The hull to tube tapes have a couple of very small frays in them. I was looking at having the tubes removed/ repaired whilst I tacled the hull but the removal/ remounting of the tubes is pretyy expensive circa £400-500, before any of the strake/ safety line repairs
Is it really necessary to remove the tubes to get a good all round finish or would it be possible to carefully mask and paint. Could the hull to tube tapes then be replaced.
I am on a budget so and advice would be greatfully recieved
. I'd love to do everything but I have to remain realistic
Cheers in advance