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Old 16 December 2013, 17:43   #1
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Hi: New poster here. Just picked this up at a charity auction for $10.00. 2001 Futura MK111 FR. I cannot find an owners manual for it. Any thoughts as to where I could find one. It has the inflatable floor. The transom has to be reattached. Probably why it was donated. Everything holds air. When I inflated it, it held for over a week,when I finally had to deflate it and store it for the winter. Not sure if it is PVC or not. Have my eye on a 15 hp Johnson for power. Any suggestions for the transom? Just coming unglued. No damage to wood or pontoons.
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Old 16 December 2013, 17:47   #2
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Old 16 December 2013, 17:56   #3
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Regluing back complete transom is a tedious and complex work, will need to remove old glue from tubes and both sides of transom holder with special solvents like Mek, mix 2 part PVC or Hypalon glue depending on fabric used, glue under control temp conditions. It's a skilled work, if wanting immaculate re gluing send sib to inflatable shop that knows their work well, it's a costly job, but transom along engine are the soul of the cool party...

Being a 12 year oldie probably ungluing external parts as handles, oar holders, lower deck fabric, etc could follow...

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I would venture to say if the transom failed the entire floor will need to be reglued. Although very time consuming it is doable at home IF you can glue in the right temperatures.
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Old 17 December 2013, 17:52   #5
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PVC.

You'll want probably a 1/2 gallon of MEK and an 800cc can of adhesive.

PM me your email, I'll forward you the US Military service manual for the Zodiac FC470. It has a lot of info in there in regards to gluing.

Regluing a transom on a SIB is NOT easy.
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The floor may be welded on that boat. Transom Job is best left to a reputable repair shop. If it is not done right it can be a true disaster.
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The transom rebuild is not that difficult. Even easier due to your Zodiac has the more modern PVC caps holding the transom together. The craft is also PVC. I did a transom repair a couple of weeks back on a 3.4 metre PVC inflatable with the same transom build, full reglue on both sides required. Took 6 hours in total and as good as new.





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Many thanks for all the info. I guess my winter will be taken up with a lot of research.
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