I'm new to the scene do please forgive me if I make or made any forum related sins :-) I did do a search for my question first and didn't find anything relevent yet through what seems to be a lot of fantastic information!
Here's my question:
I'm looking at purchasing a small RHIB in which I plan to extensively modify the hull for a project. So much so that having the tubes on will likely get in the way of the fiberglass modifications. Can the tubes of a new craft be removed and re-installed without destroying them? I was hoping to find a local manufacturer where I could modify the hull before attachment of the tubes. I haven't found anyone yet however I did find a local importer that is only a short drive from me: http://www.seabrightmarine.ca/Hypalon.html
They have some existing models form last year that I could get some kind of discounted price. The collar on these craft appear to be on the underside of the hull and look large.
How much effort is it to remove the tubes, can it be done without damaging them, and is possible to reattach them?