January 03, 2008
Making a Tube
I've been asked countless times how the tubes on our boats are made and though I've explained it verbally, I think you would all agree a picture and video is far better than a thousand words. I found these three videos showing how a tube is made on YouTube and thought you'd all enjoy. Though not a RIBCRAFT tube, the process is very similar.
You'll notice that the video is sped up in places which makes watching it a little easier. Too bad it doesn't take 27 minutes in real life to make a tube.
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.
Selecting and cutting the fabric, sanding all pieces, attaching the sections, installing the fill and pressure relief valves.
Preparing and forming the baffles, adding the bow section, beginning to form the tube
Forming the tube, installing the baffles, and beginning to attach to the hull
Posted by ribcraftusa at January 3, 2008 11:01 AMBack To Index