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Old 12 August 2007, 23:02   #1
Country: USA
Town: Pacific Beach
Boat name: Dash II
Make: Willard
Length: 7m +
Engine: Cummins
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 603
looking for new tubes

i am considering buy a project rib.

it is a hull with only a gas tank.
everything else is gone.

i am not really sure it is worth it.

anyone here build a rib from scratch?

any idea how much tubes would cost for a zodiac 420?
would i have to buy them directly from zodiac?

any and all advice greatly appreciated.


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Old 13 August 2007, 10:47   #2
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Have you had a look at this thread?

That's a 16' boat, so the tubes'll be a bit more, but it still sounds pricey.

Not too many custom tubers on this side of the pond, either.


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Old 13 August 2007, 11:53   #3
Country: Canada
Town: Toronto
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 45
Do you know the hull id, model and series numbers that are stamped on the capacity plate? Also, are the tubes removable? Zodiac 'Pro' RIBs use slide on tubes. We have a pattern for a Pro420 from a job we did a couple of years ago.
All of our tubes are made with hypalon and can be customized to your preferences. If you would like us to quote a price, please send me a PM or email me at

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Old 15 August 2007, 10:14   #4
Country: USA
Town: Vancouver
Boat name: White Chocolate
Make: AB
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 HP, 3.3 HP Merc
MMSI: 338079539
Join Date: Jun 2006
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The tubes will run you about $2800.00 from Zodiac of America. You can call your local dealer and give them your hull ID number.

I got lucky a few years back on a old Hurricane 380, which had glue on tubes instead of the newer style bolt rope. It cost me $800 for those.

Good luck!
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