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Old 22 September 2012, 10:53   #31
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ssobol gave a great explanation of chine walking.

The 115 is just under the max rating for the boat and as mentioned isn`t too much motor if you haul alot of weight but it is a bit much empty.

I wil be adding Nauticus tabs to keep the bow down and that should help a bit with stability. I will report back when I do...may not be til next season though.
ok Thanks. Do you have a Zodiac as well ?

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Old 23 September 2012, 06:34   #32
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ok Thanks. Do you have a Zodiac as well ?

Cheers Thomas
Yep...same 530 Pro.
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Old 23 September 2012, 13:39   #33
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Yep...same 530 Pro.
Are you satisfied with the boat. I have never tryed it in water. I am doing a complete rebuild.. Dont now if it is crazy doing that on a boat that you dont know if it is working ok :......

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Old 23 September 2012, 15:12   #34
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I do like mine. I use it extensively on the salt water here in Alaska and it does ride well considering it`s length. I run my boat fairly heavy when out and have done a bit of modification as well. One thing I can say is that they favor weight in the bow over weight in the stern.

Here`s a link to some info. and some videos...

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Old 01 November 2012, 12:32   #35
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hi, my friend and i just picked up a 1988 zodiac 530 with a 70 hp johnson outboard at an auction for what we thought was a good price, the motor runs, the tubes hold air but are old. can any of you give us an idea of approximate value of the boat if it had new tubes on it? thanks!
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Old 02 November 2012, 04:34   #36
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hi, my friend and i just picked up a 1988 zodiac 530 with a 70 hp johnson outboard at an auction for what we thought was a good price, the motor runs, the tubes hold air but are old. can any of you give us an idea of approximate value of the boat if it had new tubes on it? thanks!
Congrat.
Have you been doing a test in water ? How fast is it with 70HP ? I can not tell you the value because i am from Denmark. I have just ordered new tubes in Hypalon for about 2000GBP. I am doing a complete refurb of mine.

Please send some pictures

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Old 02 November 2012, 08:07   #37
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530 with Mariner 75

I too have just taken on an old 530 pro, fitted with a Mariner 75 3 cyl, the one with the 2 part rear hinged cover (is that the "wrap around" or the "Clam shell"?). I've only been out in it once since owning it, and after a reasonably long lay-up time, so we didn't get too far as we found a few minor issues but, with 3 adults and a small child plus 50l of fuel we hit about 30mph. As I said, the trip was brief as the engine overheat came on (water paths blocked with silt, now hopefully resolved) and the steering needed replaced (also done), so I didn't play with trim. I also don't have a tacho (yet) so don't know if the engine is running at full revs or not. I can concur though, that it does like weight up front, hence my console and fuel are all up in the bow as much as possible. Can't wait for the next opportunity to get out and try again. Unfortunatly winter has set in so it could be a while.

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Old 02 November 2012, 18:12   #38
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we have't gotten it in the water yet, still waiting on the tags. I'm headed out for the weekend but will put up some pics next week!
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Old 07 November 2012, 16:07   #39
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here is my zodiac! I assume it's worth fixing up, but would be very grateful if anyone could give me an idea of it's current value and value if it had new tubes and hull was repainted.


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Old 29 January 2013, 16:30   #40
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Here are a few pics of my 86, with 05' engine (ultimate 2 stroke v4) and 11' tubes. Bolster, trunk and table with the door of the console...
So many histories between me and him.
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