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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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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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Old 04 October 2015, 17:44   #8
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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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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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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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