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Old 27 March 2014, 12:15   #1
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H540 Tubes - Ever available?

Obviously, we all know 7m tubes come up used for sale all the time. What about for a smaller Hurricane? I'm looking into this as a project. The guy says that the hull without tubes is around 14 ft (I'm guessing that It's a Hurricane - though I guess it could be a Willard - no data plate). The economics don't make sense if new tubes are required at $6-8k!

EDIT: The bolt holes on the bottom lip are new to me. I don't think that I've seen that before. And, most Hurricanes have slide on tube (except for the diesel 733 standards for the US Navy). Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 27 March 2014, 17:37   #2
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My dad has a H540 Hurricane and it is much different looking. Much deeper deck area and taller transom. Maybe a 472 Hurricane???
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Old 27 March 2014, 18:19   #3
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My dad has a H540 Hurricane and it is much different looking. Much deeper deck area and taller transom. Maybe a 472 Hurricane???
Possibly. The guy only wants a couple of hundred bucks for it but I don't want to buy it without knowing that I can source tubes.

A 470 makes sense (and even more rare). ~14 ft hull plus 18-20" of tube at the bow and some at the stern would get you pretty close to 4.7m
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Update:

Hull length is 14'10

Emailed Willard - They confirmed that it isn't one of their 490's (I was hopeful since I live close to them).

Emailed Kiwiboyd to try to find tubes - nothing back from him.
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H540 Tubes - Ever available?

Looks like a Lucas 400 hull. Lucas hulls were made in British Columbia ,and Lucas then merged with a local Vancouver island Zodiac dealership . They together made hurricane rescue crafts and were later bought by zodiac in France to become Zodiac hurricane. A buddy in Vancouver has one and the way the tubes bolt on looks similar. His tubes are zodiac hurricane tubes, made in Richmond ,B.C. Give them a call. The overall length with tubes was 15.5 foot(4.7m).
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