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Old 18 July 2012, 12:42   #11
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yeah if the interior baffles are gone that's a huge concern as with any leak you'll sink. $3700 doesn't sound bad though, if kept out of the sun the PVC tubes will last a long long time.
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Old 18 July 2012, 14:31   #12
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I just got a quote from Wings in Arcata to replace the tubes for about $10,000
Try Guy at Polaris Inflatables. He's done tubes for a couple of people on here.

Oh, and I hope you mean "Monterey" and not "Monterrey". The latter is a really long trailer haul, and not very close to the ocean.


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Old 15 November 2012, 20:16   #13
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Just bought new tubes

OK - so after a month of an hour or two here an there and $20 worth of 3M 5200, I gave up on the old tube set. Removing the old outer coating of whatever it was from the cones just put more holes in the tubes than I was repairing.

So I ordered new Zodiac tubes from Defender to be drop-shipped to my workplace from France. Cost was about $2600. Now I wonder if I have to either replace the foam between the transom and the tubes or should I seal with 4200 or something else? Hmmm..

I'll post pics when I'm set to go adn ready to launch out of Half Moon bay for the dungeness.

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Old 16 November 2012, 11:10   #14
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Foam???

Need pictures. I can't picture where any foam would be unless it was to mitigate abrasion.

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new tubes

The foam tape helps to seal the tube to hull to prevent water from coming in. The newer boats are desgined a little different and no longer use the foam tape. Zodiac does not stock that "seal kit" anymore for the older boats. I went to Home Depot or Lowe's and got a sticky backed foam tape that is about 3/8" thick and stuck it to the hull. It does the trick just fine and cost me under $20.00.
Selaing that area with 4200 or caulk of any sorts will jsut make a huge mess of your new tubes. Good luck with the boat !

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Old 16 November 2012, 12:25   #16
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Thanks for the reply John. It seems that cgoing had a great solution (previous post). I'll try the tubes with what is on there now and if it leaks, Ill remove and go to home depot for some new stick on foam sheeting.

But because you asked, I've attached a couple pics. You can see that the PO used silicon caulking to try to seal it. I guess the tubes were leaking and didn't create a good enough seal when only partially inflated. I'm trying to remove all that silicon and get it back to a smoother surface.

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Foam???

Need pictures. I can't picture where any foam would be unless it was to mitigate abrasion.

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Old 16 November 2012, 12:26   #17
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Thanks! That's just what I was looking for.

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Old 17 November 2012, 13:50   #18
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Gotcha.

If you Google "Adhesive backed EPDM foam" you'll get quite a few hits; just have to figure out thikness and width.


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Old 22 December 2012, 12:37   #19
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Hey I just bought the twin of your boat yesterday. Here's a picture. It says zodiac Pro System. I assumed it was a pro 420. I got lucky and the tubes are holding air with only a couple existing patches. The foam against the transom seems solid. It was in storage for 15 years and sat on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska before that. I just slapped a 25hp tiller on today and ready to test in the columbia. Let me know if you need any pics or info that can help you.


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Nice Rib. Have you taken off the tubes yet? I'd love to see how the rear end looks between the tubes and the hull.
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