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Old 29 August 2009, 10:35   #11
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By the way, as far as I know, that boat is not hypalon, it is the older strongan PVC, which was never Zodiac's best tube. I would look for a newer boat. Once they begin to fail it's a losing battle to get them to stay fixed. If it were hypalon, I wouldn't be as worried, they are good for years and can be easily fixed.


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Very well said and true.
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Old 30 August 2009, 23:23   #12
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I'm letting this one go, folks. I sure appreciate all the help and advice...I've learned a ton.
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Old 31 August 2009, 14:15   #13
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Jack; that's kind of a WAG offered as a fact (WAG = Wild A$$ed Guess)

I agree (somewhat) with your statements, but proffering a hard figure on remaining useful life without having inspected the boat or researching its history is a little on the soothsayer side of things...

My $.02;

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Ummm what else is the OP going to get on the internets but WAGs?

Based on appearances, NADA, and my local market conditions (and the OP is close to me) I still think that boat worth $600-700 USD. There is no way its worth $1500.

Obviously if its splitting a seam or there is hidden transom damage underneath its worth even less.
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Jack: wasn't talking about your guess on price (pretty much everyone was in agreement on that); it was the 10 yrs thing.

It *may* have 10 years left, as you proffered; it may have less than 3 months. Kind of depends on actual condition, which is impossible to tell without seeing the boat (and may be difficult even then.)

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Old 01 September 2009, 17:56   #15
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Up here, PVC boats are lasting quite a bit longer than in sunnier, drier more tropical locals. 2 years ago I sold a 1990 PVC Bombard that was going strong. I had bought it used in 2000 and it was stored in my gargage. With good care they can last alot longer than commonly seen.

The OP's possible purchase didn't look very faded (and the orange/red looks dreadfully obvious when sun bleached) so it seems like it was well cared for. Still not worth 1500 though.
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