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Old 26 June 2006, 23:27   #41
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a set of those sportabs might eliminate any chinewalking...
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Old 27 June 2006, 08:39   #42
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Hey Pathalla,

Your boat is looking great. How's your engine set up working out? You said you were surprised there were no big setbacks with thier setup.

So some trim tabs might sort things out, eh? Are the sport ones just mini versions of the usual trim tabs? I was wondering if the engine maybe needed to be offset slightly but I am really hesitant to put any more holes in that 16 year old transom.
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Old 19 March 2007, 19:14   #43
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Early Spring Project.

Removed tubes, console, and engine. We have to redo the hull and get to some cracks from the inside. The boat is in surprisingly good condition for its age.
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Old 19 March 2007, 21:34   #44
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Rogan readies his ride...

Preparing for your next adventure? Ever think of contacting Lakeland boating magazine regarding a cover story?
Don't forget the transom, I am sure you WILL be taking off that plate covering it...
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Old 20 March 2007, 08:52   #45
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We aren't that concerned about the transom. Took care of it last year. We will remove the plate to check if all is well. A rather large crack about 5 to 6 inches on the center of the hull towards the stern keeps breaking through our glassing repairs. We want to cut through from topside to get to the crack from the inside to see the extent of the damage and repair properly. Then sand and smooth the hull also fixing some damaged chines. The boat looks great on top but looks like it's 10 years old on the bottom. I am amazed it survived the intense abuse it received last season with little to no discernible damage. I'll post some pictures when we cut the hole and when we flip the hull. I am sure we will have lots of questions!
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Old 20 March 2007, 10:35   #46
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Rogan,

Where did you get your tubes? I am looking at a 92' Hurricane 440 and it needs new tubes and I am having a hard time finding them and what is the cost to replace them. Here are some pictures of the boat and motor. They are asking 4K for it.

In your earlier post about your rib and movement side to side, my Bombard 385 does the same thing cruising at 26 mph and higher. It tops out around 36 mph with a 30HP Johnson, and I notice that side to side this past Sunday morning when I did a 25 mile run on the Columbia River.

Keeps the pics coming of your RIB!

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Old 20 March 2007, 11:20   #47
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Hey John, Rogans brother here. The tube set we have is the original one and seems to be in good shape. Your best bet would first be to contact Zodiac and see if the original plans/ dimensions are available from them. You might be able to have the tubes made by Zodiac but that will be very expensive.

There are a few companies who do retubing in the US but they will need the dimensions of the tubes for an estimate. Pathalla, A member on the forum had a tube set made here in the states by Demaree inflatable boats (http://dibboats.com/ ). This was a very large tube set and Im not sure if they would make tubes for a 4 meter boat but it might be worth a shot. Also since the tubes are not that heavy you might want to consider having them made in the UK. I believe Henshaws does some quality work for reasonable prices and shipping shouldn't be too much. Let us know if you need any help, Hurricanes are great boats.

I put "Smart Tabs" on our Hurricane and it completely stopped issues with chine walkin. The boat also gets onto plane much much quicker. Great product.
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Old 20 March 2007, 11:35   #48
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I was afraid of that. I contacted the local Zodiac MilPro dealer here and in Calif. and have yet to receive a response.

I went the cheaper route and installed a Doel fin, instead of smart tabs. I am second guessing if that was the right decision.

I have no problems getting up on a plane and moving. It happens within a few seconds. It's just slight side to side when cruising.
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Old 20 March 2007, 13:28   #49
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John what about contacting the Canadian branch of Zodiac. Maybe the higher dollar will help in buying the tube set. OR the tube set my just be 20% more up there.
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Old 20 March 2007, 13:47   #50
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Contacting the canadian branch of zodiac might be a good idea. I think the 4.4M Hurricanes were built in Richmond, B.C., Canada.

Try asking someone at Henshaw inflatables if they have a template for the Hurricane. http://www.henshaw.co.uk/default.cfm/loadindex.128

I could also send measurements for you from our boat so you could get a quote from them. http://www.henshaw.co.uk/default.cfm/loadindex.83
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