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Old 04 October 2015, 11:32   #1
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Not sure what i got myself into!

I just "won" a Zodiac Hurricane 733 on the govliquidation site. It's a military craft still sitting in Socal at the Camp Pendalton Marine Base. I had tried to get one a few yeas ago and it went for a lot more money than I was expecting since they look to be in pretty rough shape. I have yet to see the rib and need to go pick it up this week. The trailer looks to be oversized since most 733's I see are on dual axle trailers, this one is on a triple axle but one of the wheels is missing. I plan to go down there and repair the trailer and then tow it back up to the San Francisco Bay area with my 1/2 ton pickup. I am a total newbie so any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04 October 2015, 12:04   #2
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Not sure what I got myself into

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Old 04 October 2015, 14:04   #3
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yep, you got yourself a project there. You going to use existing engine, or go OB?
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Old 04 October 2015, 14:58   #4
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Sweeeet! I was watching that too! Congrats. Pics and updates!
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Old 04 October 2015, 15:04   #5
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yep, you got yourself a project there. You going to use existing engine, or go OB?
Not sure yet, I would love to put a couple 150's but not sure how much work is involved or what the current engine status is.
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I very nearly bought one of these this year, mid engine in the console. A very rare boat over here, I really was taken with it.

I'd keep it inboard and original if you can. I'd also try and have a go in a working one too before you decide. The one I looked at had an aluminium transom

It's a really cool boat, not the fastest but a really cool heavy duty piece of kit
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Old 04 October 2015, 16:38   #7
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Not sure yet, I would love to put a couple 150's but not sure how much work is involved or what the current engine status is.
Doable, but it would be a lot of work and a lot of money.

Is that a Volvo?

Got any lines on an outdrive?
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Not sure what i got myself into!

Take a look at my thread, I did that, converted to outboards. "Oh s*^t, I won the auction!" Ryan Pratt has converted many. You might check with him for an out drive. Clloyd on here had one a while back too.

The trailer is going to be in worse shape than it looks I bet it's not road worthy, mine wasn't. If you're going to get it I'd bring a flat bed to put it on. Then you'll need a bigger truck. The other option is uship.com. I had mine delivered for just a couple hundred bucks from Manteca to SLO.

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Old 04 October 2015, 17:46   #9
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Doable, but it would be a lot of work and a lot of money.

Is that a Volvo?

Got any lines on an outdrive?
The engine is a Volvo turbo 6 cylinder, I don't know what model or hp, any ideas? I haven't started looking for an out drive yet.
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Old 04 October 2015, 19:25   #10
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What Jason said about the trailer. It's probably trashed.
I have seen two Volvo configurations on 733s.
One was significantly under powered, and the other had a dual prop, and scooted along pretty good. Hope you have the higher HP engine.
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Thanks Jason! I have been poking around the site for a while so I have seen yours and Ryan's work, very impressive! Appreciate the heads up on the trailer, I am submitting a bid request on uship to see how much to get it up here.
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From my recent browsing on IDing the Volvo in my Hurricane, I think you have the AD41, 200hp. Should be easy to sell if you decide on OBs
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Thanks! I hope to get it up here this week and find out for sure what I got and got myself into!
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Thanks! I hope to get it up here this week and find out for sure what I got and got myself into!
Where is "up here"?

Congrats on the auction win; would love to do the same if I could (even almost) afford it.

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Where is "up here"?

Congrats on the auction win; would love to do the same if I could (even almost) afford it.

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Im in the San Francisco East Bay area, Livermore, Ca
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Got my rib! Ended up having it shipped up (thanks Jason). She is in better shape than I expected, through my novice eyes. I think I will need new tubes though, these look original with several patches, frayed seams, and a gash in one. Any leads on where to get some? Looks like I also need a thermostat housing for the Volvo penta AD41P-A. The trailer is not too bad but huge! 31' aluminum triple axel. Needs one axle replaced and all new brakes and tires.
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Congratulations on your "win".
Maybe shoot a PM to Todd or Ryan about the tubes.
I have a twin axle for my 7M, which is enough. If you have trailer fixed professionally, you are easily going to be over $3K. You might want to consider just buying another trailer. NCP had a turn key aluminum twin axle that his 7M was on.
Looking forward to your posts of bringing your boat to life.
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Lets see that beast! If you can't easily get another set of tubes, the existing tubes might be salvageable. There's a few tube repair guys around here (Alameda and Richmond). For the Volvo parts, try the link below for the part number(s) you need then search google. You might find it cheap on eBay. I ended up getting the few parts I needed for my Volvo from eBay/Amazon/boats.net.

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The beast

Here are some pics of my 733. There is a good size gash in the front tube and all seams are pretty frayed. Would taping the seams be recommended?
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What are these?

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