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Old 21 May 2008, 08:30   #1
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New Guy New Project

Hi all I'm a new owner of an old rib I was high bidder at gov auction for a 2002 733 Zodiac. I have not seen it in person yet, hope to get it this week. No motor was diesel i/o, I plan on converting to twin outboard and using for commercial assistance towing. Not a bad deal since it comes with a 15,000 lb triaxle trailer.
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Old 21 May 2008, 08:35   #2
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Welcome to RIBnet - sounds like an interesting project.

Let us know how it goes, and please post some pictures!

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Old 21 May 2008, 08:46   #3
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Heres one pic I have from auction site
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Old 21 May 2008, 16:51   #4
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I'm involved in reconditioning a 733 also, and converting from I/O to outboard. I saw the sale on GL and it looks like you're getting a great boat at a good price. You may be doing it already, but I've found it very useful to get a copy of the original plans from Norfolk for the boat, to see if there are any unusual specs and as a general reference...I think they cost about $75 in digital form, and GL can provide the contact info. Let us know if you need any info in particular. best of luck with the work....
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Old 21 May 2008, 19:18   #5
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Build certificate

Hi Bryan
Yes I know about the Build certificate and will send the form in when I get the paid invoice. I was just notified that my end use certificate is approved but they have not updated there website yet so the invoice can't be paid yet. I have a 12 hour drive to Norfolk so with the holiday weekend I'll have to wait till next week to pick it up.
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Old 21 May 2008, 22:19   #6
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In addition to the build certificate you can order the original drawings and specs that Zodiac supplied to the military when they delivered the boat....different info than the build certificate and very helpful if you ever want to get a COI and operate it commercially over the 6 pak limit.
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You can get new replacement tubes from Wing Inflatables. They are a lot less than getting them replaced from zodiac.
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Old 22 May 2008, 23:56   #8
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Thanks I didn't know about the drawings I'll check into it.

As far as tubes I'm hoping the set that are in the boat will be repairable, Zodiac said 10-12k and wing was at 9800 way to pricey. Well I need to get the boat first then see what I'm going to need.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 23 May 2008, 00:24   #9
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Thanks I didn't know about the drawings I'll check into it.

As far as tubes I'm hoping the set that are in the boat will be repairable, Zodiac said 10-12k and wing was at 9800 way to pricey. Well I need to get the boat first then see what I'm going to need.

Thanks for the info.
Kevin
I think the Wing tubes are PVC not Hypalon.
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the nice people at Polaris Inflatable Boats in Langley, BC could also make up a nice set of hypalon tubes for your Hurricane at a price that is much more reasonable than what Zodiac would want.
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