Tube Attachment Repairs
If your RIB tube is the glued on type, it may occasionally become detached from the hull. In this event the #Inflatable Tube repair is a simple case of cleaning both surfaces of all sand and salt and sanding both surfaces to a dull finish before re-gluing. All traces of dust, grease and finger oils must be removed from prepped area before re-gluing. Glue is applied to both surfaces and allowed to start to go off before applying a second layer of glue. Again wait for the glue to start to go off and becomes non tacky before joining surfaces. When applying glue layers to the crevices at each end of the hypalon #repair, care must be taken not to put too much glue in the crevices. Too much glue in the crevices will cause a weak point in the repair. Follow glue manufacturers directions for optimum bonding of your boat tube repairing. Allow full curing time before use.