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Old 21 July 2013, 15:30   #1
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83 Zodiac GR Mk111 help please

Hi I just got a great deal on a 83 GR.

It needs a few patches and the old glue just wont come off, I have used acetone, toluene and rubbing alcohol the last guy who patched it may have used different glue any suggestions ?
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Old 21 July 2013, 19:25   #2
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You could try heating the area. That will release some of the adhesive.

If the glue is holding firm and is not flaky then just leave it. There won't be an issue. Problems only occur when you try and put glue on an area where the old glue is lifting and thus will cause the bonding to fail.
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MEK should soften the glue no problem. Then to remove as little material as possible I have found a scuffy pad works marvelous. Do use chemical gloves as MEK is a carrier thru the skin.
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Thanks Simon the heat gun worked like a dream. Do you ship to Canada?
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OK next problem the keel was separate from the boat any ideas on its exact placement? It seems it was glued on a foot or so then no glue for a foot or so is this how you do it? Does anyone have a photo? Also it has a heavy plywood floor anyone have a used aluminum floor they would like to sell?

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From memory most are glued at the top portion only. You should be able to see the old glue marks. The rest of the keel is left to self locate upon inflation. And yes the PVC kits can be shipped to Canada.
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OK next problem the keel was separate from the boat any ideas on its exact placement? It seems it was glued on a foot or so then no glue for a foot or so is this how you do it? Does anyone have a photo? Also it has a heavy plywood floor anyone have a used aluminum floor they would like to sell?

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Thanks Boat Nomad used to work in Ireland just loved it. Except you guys drive on the wrong side of the road
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