Whats the lifespan of the average RIB?
Ok so heres a question. Whats the lifespan of an average RIB? Assuming that the boat is looked after, maintained etc etc how long will it all last? The fibreglass bit should last for ever ... or at least for 20-30years but what about the tubes? Do they eventually perish and start leaking? Anybody know? Or got any thoughts, opinions or experiences they'd care to share?
And yes I am assuming that its been built properly in the first place (and not all of 'em are!) and assuming that it foesn't get taken out into a Force 10 and have the c**p knocked out of it every weekend! Say average useage - 100hrs or so p.a.
In anticipation........Alan W