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Old 09 February 2012, 04:18   #1
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Zodiac 733 Project ( first RIB!)

AlOHA All!
finally got my hands on a moth balled coast guard 733! I just started laying into her last week and after a long trial and error session and a shout out I finally got the tubes off ( thanks SUNRIDER) And, just today I got the motor running ! Now that I see the light at the end of the tunnel I am looking for all the little parts that got cannobilzed whilst she was in the auction yard.
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Latches, catches and bonnets
radar arch foot
bravo one, trim tab actuator, or tips on trouble-shooting
those are just the small things that I can't find on the markets.
drop me a line with parts, suggestions and comments
GOODTIMES
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Old 09 February 2012, 10:18   #2
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Very nice, I've been looking to buy a 733 like that for a long time. If you know of any on the main land, Let Me Know!
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Old 09 February 2012, 12:07   #3
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Cg 733

Reconditioned a CG 733 like yours a few years back. Fun project...great boat.
What shape does the diesel look to be in. How many hours does the tach read?
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Old 09 February 2012, 12:17   #4
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What engine did it come with?

If it has the 315hp Yanmar, it's going to fly!!! The only 733 OTH that I've been in had one....super fun.
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Old 09 February 2012, 12:21   #5
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yanmar 315hp does 48mph
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Old 09 February 2012, 13:06   #6
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I'll keep you in mind, but also keep your eyes open on the government auctions. They usually do a good job of "decommissioning" these boats so you end up with quite a project. Protocol i was told is to take drain all fluids, take out sensitive instruments, pull all hoses, and cut out-spray paint or scratch the hell out of any gov. insignia.
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Old 09 February 2012, 13:16   #7
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She has the Yanmar 6LP-STE 300 hp turbo diesel in her. She's a little rough on the outside (paint flaking and surface rust in spots) But with only 212 hours on her she purrs like a baby kitten.... at idle that is, I have yet to WOT her. This may be bad, but I haven't inspected the fuel cell other than at the inspection port under the main console. It appears to be plastic. I checked the diesel at both the water separator and the engine side fuel filter, both smell good and look fine ( I'm no expert, but from what I read) so I cranked her over yesterday on the fuel they left inside and she ran fine.... something deep inside me tells me thats not a good idea, but with two filters, i figured it be fine. Any diesel experts care to chime in?
Alpha when you did your rebuild did you do a total tear down? Did you stick to the same configuration? Any tips or "oh SH*!" moments you care to save me from?
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Stay tuned for her progress report!
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Old 09 February 2012, 15:51   #8
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My CG 733 has the Yanmar 6LPA STZP 315hp turbo diesel.
Tach read 280hr when I picked her up.
Engine started right up with no trouble and has always run like A raped ape.
biggest issue was the de-lamination in the forward part of the hull. (see thread by Masats on this forum)
Also I removed control console both decks .
Removed and cleaned the fuel tank.(plastic 85 gal.)
Installed new controls,new trim tilt pump.
Couple patches on tubes,lots of clean and polish.
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Any tips or "oh SH*!" moments you care to save me from?
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You mean "oh SH*!" like this?

What's great about that hull is how soft it lands.
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Very nice boat.
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