Well, after three years of searching for a hurricane I finally got one
ex coast guard Zodiac hurricane 533 search and rescue with twin engine transom/spalshwell, 2 man jockey, self righting arch and rear tow post. I really wanted something in the 630 or 640 size, but hurricanes are rare here and this one came up for auction with all the options I wanted so I pulled the trigger.
Not sure how to post images but here goes:
picking boat up from coast guard...
I have located the 75hp engine and rigging that came off it, its a 2001 merc 4 stroke. Trying to decide between buying that back or outfitting with a set of newer twin 40's. Any thoughts?
The tubes also have a slow leak which I have not been able to locate (boat is now in storage for the winter). They are dirty but seem to be in pretty good shape. Hopefully just a leaky valve. I'll try refurbishing them in the spring. If required does anyone know where I might locate a used tube set for a 533? Not many 533's around but it seems to be identical to the more common 540 in every way.