Replacement tubes have been ordered from Zodiac for RedDuck. The tubes need to be made in the Zodiac factory in France, so it’s unlikely we’ll have them in hand in time for Wooden Boat Festival. We’ll be fundraising throughout the summer to pay for them – stay tuned for a link to donate.
RedDuck has served the program well; her current tubes date back to 2004, and there are only so many times you can patch the patches. When the new tubes arrive, she’ll become an “organ donor” with shiny red hypalon from her (un-sunbleached) inner tube surfaces, ready to patch some of the other boats as needed.