Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 January 2012, 16:12   #11
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: San Diego
Boat name: Stormbringer
Make: Avon Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Mariner
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 89
Wow, looks good

It turned out pretty good. How does it handle larger waves?
I was told that the hull shape doesnt cut the waves as much as a searider does.
Also, where did you get the replacement tubes?
Thanks
J
__________________

__________________
engarom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2012, 16:48   #12
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 572
Pro 530

Thanks- The boat runs real well with the 75 ETEC. It took a little while to get the right prop worked out but i'm now getting mid 40's out of it in flat water. Personally I like the way it handle better than a searider. It turns flatter at speed because off the deep strakes on the outide of the hull.

I got the tubes from Defender where I work. Unfortunately the price jumped a bit since last year but if you want send me a PM and I'll get you a price.

My boat is actually torn apart once again. The deck has been removed and I have installed a belly tank under the deck. I also bought a new console, T-top and bolster for it. I am trying to make it a little more comfortable and gain some storage. The plan is to also fabricate a bow locker into it as well.

-Chris
__________________

__________________
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2012, 00:42   #13
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: San Diego
Boat name: Stormbringer
Make: Avon Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Mariner
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 89
That sounds like a ton of work!

My zodiac is the 4.7 version of yours, same year. I am looking for tubes so if you know where i can source them im interested. They dont show them on the Defender site.
Thanks
__________________
engarom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2012, 09:17   #14
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 572
Tube set

I'll get you a price
__________________
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2012, 09:58   #15
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Leesburg
Make: Zodiac
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard 40
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgoing View Post
... The plan is to also fabricate a bow locker into it as well. ...-Chris
I also have the 470 version of this boat. I have also been thinking about adding a bow locker and will be very interested in how you do it.

Thanks.
__________________
ssobol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2012, 11:09   #16
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Whose T-top did you put on there?

Boat looks good.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 January 2012, 17:27   #17
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 572
Pro 530

Thanks. I am happy with how it turned out . Hopefully it will be a bit nicer once I get the under deck fuel tank fully installed and the new console and leaning bolster. The t-top is a Atlantic towers t-top. It is a kit and are adjustable so they'll fit a number of consoles.
__________________
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2012, 11:42   #18
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Thanks, C-Going.

Have fun with the toy.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 March 2012, 21:24   #19
Member
 
Country: Netherlands
Town: Deventer
Make: Zodiac pro 530
Length: 5m +
Engine: Evinrude 90hp 1992
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 57
HI,

Looks good with the T top, I have some own Ideas.

I desperate would like to have some pictures of the inside of the hull. Is it possible to send me some pictures. How did you lift the deck for that tank.

Mine needs a transom repair seems that the wood is wed.
__________________
Bertus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 March 2012, 08:36   #20
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 572
Pro 530

If you send me a PM with your email i will be happy to send you photos. I have cut almost all of the deck out of the boat, new stringers are in place, the tank should be mounted this weekend and then the new floor will go in place.

I also have ordered a new console, T-top and leaning bolster for it. I've got a new baby so I've been slow to work on it for a couple months but a few nice days of 60 degrees plus reignited my motiviation.

-Chris
__________________

__________________
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.