Repair of Southern Pacific 10' RIB ???
Hello from Canada;
I hope someone here can give me some advice.
I have been looking for a used RIB to use as a tender to my (elderly) 48' sailboat. Being retired (fixed income) I am looking for the best deal I can find.
Recently I was offered a 10' Southern Pacific, by a friend, for next to nothing - but there is a catch. While cruising in Mexico, after pulling the RIB up on the beach, the tube, by the bow, exploded - blew out a seam. My friend says it also "blew out some of the "baffles" (???).
My friend contacted Southern Pacific because the RIB was still under warrantee but was told to go fly a kite (not in those words). He is very unhappy SP.
Has anyone had experience with having such a blow out repaired?
Could it be a "do-it-yourself" job?
If I could get a new tube from Southern Pacific could I replace it myself?
Any comments are greatly appreciated.
Roger (in the RainForest)