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Old 09 July 2013, 11:49   #91
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I have noticed the high transom but tought that the height could be modifiedfor either single or double o/b. How is the bracket connected to the stringers?
If you cut the transom down it would be 5-10cm above the floor...
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Old 09 July 2013, 12:19   #92
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it's the way that Zodiac designed these boats to work with outboards and I assume their engineers know what they are doing. This is a retrofit they came up with, the boats were originally designed as diesels inboards. The bracket provides buoyancy to offset the weigh of the outboard.

The new OB boats, the 753, have a similar sized protrusion that is now part of the fiberglass hull.

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Old 25 July 2013, 14:57   #93
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So I had a discussion with some Hurricane people and apparently my boat is old enough that it was known as a "RIB-P". old old old....

I asked a few more questions hopefully I get a response. I had purchased the original 85 gallon poly tank that zodiac used in these but now I am not sure if I want to use it. It will take up all the storage space I had hoped for under the console and would create issues with gas fumes/ventilation/battery and electronics location in relation to that. I can do a custom aluminum 60 gallon tank in the location of the original diesel tank. I can then do a smaller secondary tank if I need more range. I also have the 20 gal bow bladder that zodiac made for these.

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Old 25 July 2013, 15:07   #94
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So I had a discussion with some Hurricane people and apparently my boat is old enough that it was known as a "RIB-P". old old old....

I asked a few more questions hopefully I get a response. I had purchased the original 85 gallon poly tank that zodiac used in these but now I am not sure if I want to use it. It will take up all the storage space I had hoped for under the console and would create issues with gas fumes/ventilation/battery and electronics location in relation to that. I can do a custom aluminum 60 gallon tank in the location of the original diesel tank. I can then do a smaller secondary tank if I need more range. I also have the 20 gal bow bladder that zodiac made for these.

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Let me know if you want to sell that 85gal poly tank. I personally would use the 85, these boats seem to like the weight up front.
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Old 25 July 2013, 15:17   #95
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i probably will but don't know when I might make that decision. If you aren't in a hurry I will keep you informed.

The real OB version had the 85 amidships at the COG and a 40 or 45 forward of that I believe. With a single engine I don't think I'll be heading out to Cortez banks anytime soon so I don't need the capacity for the range.
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With a single engine I don't think I'll be heading out to Cortez banks anytime soon so I don't need the capacity for the range.
Cortes Banks trip, let's go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Your hull is basically identical to the Willard 7m but built by Hurricane?

As far as the 20 gal bow bladder? Any link on these? If they fit a Willard I'd be interested in knowing more.
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common knowledge says that Hurricane developed the molds and they were sold to Willard at some point, for political and country of manufacture reasons, so they are in fact identical. I was hoping to get confirmation from a zodiac person but haven't heard back, they have been more than friendly and helpful but they are busy I am sure.

The bladders were on ebay a while back. They guy was taking offers for less than half of the absurd price he had them listed for. then they were only very expensive....
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I knew the hull was the same (same hull mold) but I guess didn't realize that hurricane built some with the Willard layout and console etc rather than what we see on the later model Hurricane 733s.

These ATL bladders look nice.

Marine Fuel Bladders and Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

Could easily do a deck mount in front of console OR I guess could design a more expensive custom one to go into bow/anchor space.
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the zodiac bladders were not that fancy, literally just a heady duty bag, 18 gallons, with a couple hand holds around the edge.
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