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Old 21 June 2014, 00:45   #1
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1981 Zodiac mkII gt hypalon or pvc?

Refitting a 1981 Zodiac...need to re attach the floor is places...Were the 91 Zodiacs PVC or Hypalon...how can you tell? Best glue and techniques? Especially what NOT to do or Not to use...

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Should be hypalon.

Best bet is to reglue darn near everything.

Got pictures?
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'81 or '91?
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Could be Hypalon, could be Strongon (PVC) which looks similar to hypalon and construction is the same,but glue is different.

Do the sandpaper test-hypalon will create dust, PVC won't.
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1981 slippery fingers!
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In 1981, the GT boats were the red versions of their standard inflatables, which was a fairly new colour for Zodiac at that time. The cones at the end of the tubes were black. I believe they were still hypalon.
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OK..its not red but gray.....we thought 1981 based on the hull number...

XDC 15412 M81E MODEL 2240

transom shows shadow of MK II GT decal
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I don't know how to interpret that series if letters/numbers.

From my perspective, all bets are off.

Can u post some pics of the boat and the transom plate?
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The red boat in the bottom left corner with the scuba tank in it is what a 1981 MarkIIGT would have looked like.

16 photos qui retracent l'histoire des 70 ans de Zodiac, fabricant du premier bateau pneumatique moderne - VoilesNews
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Hey OP, have you seen this:

Zodiac MKI & MKII Owners Manual
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