Just got our hands on a Zodiac RIB
with PVC tubes.......with a few problems / issues. The tubes are holding air fine and there are no holes and patches on them BUT there have been many repairs
to the tubes/GRP Hull
junction. The Dinghy leaks water
lots of water
..........So after lifting the dinghy
out of the water and rolling the dinghy over on deck
we can see why. The PVC GRP junction faring material is not stuck onto the GRP hull
in many places ...This has been repaired before (if i can call the work
that was done a repair) with what looks like black 5200 . There is a 4" wide fairing strip on the bottom of the tubes overlapping the GRP hull this not fixed to the GRP in a few big areas and the previous attempt(s) at sorting this well it looks looks like black 5200 was used It looks messy and it is not doing the job. Also the inside of the dinghy where the PVC tubes meet the hull is covered in black 5200 as well - applied in a not very careful manner - had they used white 5200 rather than black at least it would have looked nicer.
So how do i fix this mess and get a watertight RIB
and have the PVC tube fairings permanently attached to the GRP hull. Is this a DIY
job or one for the 'professionals'?
thanks in anticipation