Originally Posted by Guy
You may find out like I did, that re-tubing a small dinghy is about the same price
as a new one. Big RIB's are cost effective to retube but not the small ones.
I know nothing about Florida's pricing, but here in Australia
we were able to get a Gemini RIB
retubed about eight years ago for approximately half of the cost of a new one. This was after it was stolen, the motor
removed and petrol poured into the hull
and set alight. I did the cleanup and removal
of the charred remains, and the importer of the Gemini
boats did the retube job. FWIW, this demonstrated one advantage of an alloy hull
... I think a GRP hull would have gone up with the tubes.
We're about due for another set now, and I will be researching prices in the near future. If there is interest, I'll be glad to post the results.