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Old 03 February 2012, 16:44   #1
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looking for tubes/info on 1997 Zodiac YL600

saw this on Craigslist, and just got back from looking at .

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/2813783132.html

to me it appears to be in very poor condition, and definitely not worth $2900.

tubes appear to be shot. it appears the pvc has worn off the top of them, probably due to being stored uncovered in a field for a long time. probably have to be replaced.

lower half of engine is gone. rebuild a 15 year old 2 stroke motor? probably have to be replaced.

trailer looks to be really rusted out on the inside of the wheels/hubs. not sure wheels even turn.

any ideas on how much new tubes and a used engine might cost?

have a feeling a should pass. i think he said he had an offer of $2600, but find that real hard to believe. i'm inclined to offer him $500.

i appreciate any and all constructive advice.

thanks
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Old 03 February 2012, 17:16   #2
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I drove out to Escondido months ago when he had it listed for $4,000 (when he didn't have any pictures up and told me it would only take a "little work"). It's worth the price of the hull, at best. I doubt you can rehab those tubes. The guy doesn't even list the engine make correctly. It was never his so he knows nothing about it (He's selling it for a charity. They got it as a donation.)

$500 might be fair. You'll have to buy those tubes new. I doubt there are used ones out there and you'll need a new motor. Then, it might be worth $20,000 to some yachty type.

Just my thoughts when I saw it! It could be a fun project but pricey (tubes and engine).
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Old 03 February 2012, 17:31   #3
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New Tubes

Zip, I can tell you exactly what you are in for. I just bought a Zodiac 470 in the exact same condition. And as it happens, I am in San Diego.
You can look for tubes. Try looking up kiwboyd on this forum. He runs Annapolis Inflatables and some times has used tubes. cgoing on the forum works at Defender and they can order new tubes. Any one you go to will need to have the Serie # from the boats data plate.
No matter what, you are looking at 3-5 thousand dollars for tubes. I know its a lot but you dont really have a choice. You could try and save the tubes that are on the boat. A lot of glue and some tube paint goes a long way. Dinghy Doctors in Point Loma can repair the originals or build you new ones.
I am looking at trying to re-use my original tubes so we could always have Rib tube repair party!
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Old 03 February 2012, 18:29   #4
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I do not have tubes in stock for this boat, however I can look up Zodiac nomenclature for this boat and see if ZRNA have these in stock and the price for replacements.

tubes I have received this years are :

Pro550 NEO
Pro700 NEO
Pro850 NEO

these tubes are ex demo boats.
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Old 03 February 2012, 19:26   #5
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yep, that's the boat alright!

tubes have some air in them, but not sure they would hold air. can you re coat them with some sort of rubber paint, or something like that?

they are ripped off the boat though. the part that attaches the tubes to the hull is still there.

kiwiboyd, i would definitely appreciate that info.

thanks for the input guys.
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Reattaching the bolt rope to the tubes is possible, lots of labor, little material. The tubes appear to be very sun burnt, it may not be worth fixing these tubes.

The fail points on these tubes are the hand glued parts, bolt rope, transom tables, handles, bow skirt. The glue used to adhere these, are past it useful life. The main tubes hold air because they are welded seam tubes.

The tubes are PVC, there are coatings available, I have seldom seen a good re-coat job.

Ryan Pratt has had success with NEO dye from Parasol in CAN, they might make a PVC product you could spray.
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Old 03 February 2012, 20:54   #7
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Boyd,

you are correct. tubes are way sun burnt.

do you have a ballpark idea on what new tubes might cost?

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New hypalon slide on tubes 3107 ex works or new tube with fitting kit so that they could be glued on rather than slide on 2118 ex works .not sure if i have templates if not i would need part of old tube to copy .regards paul tilley TIDEL : Hypalon RIB Tubes : New and Replacement Inflatable Retubes and Boat Tube Repairs
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That boat has been for sale for a long time in a few different places. I inquired about it last year this time before I bought my Pro 530. They were dead set on getting at least 3500 for it back then.
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seller said he was going with highest bidder today, and had an offer of $2600, which is really hard for me to believe.
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