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Old 25 May 2016, 02:48   #11
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good choice in my book $1300.00 you will get 5 years easy out of it.
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Old 25 May 2016, 08:47   #12
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Awesome, thanks guys.


I'm in finance, so are you're doing what I do (on just about everything I purchase) which is cost analysis Even if it falls apart over 4 years, it is a bargain in my eyes. And as I hoped, maybe in a year or two, if I want, there might will be an overstock of MK2's laying around when Zodiac ramps up production.


I think I may go with the Typhoon. I'll let you know how it goes and the quality, although I don't have much to compare.


I appreciate all of the info and advice.
This may sound silly, but you'll want to drill some holes in your new boat.

My only complaint with the Typhoon 420 / 470 is the lack of a mounting point for the fuel tank. I would add drill in two eyelets to the bow board to secure a 6 gal or 12 gal fuel tank... if you space them right, you can put one of those bungee cargo nets up there as well, then utilize that to secure your gear. That way, the boat will be less inclined to porpoise.
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Old 25 May 2016, 09:58   #13
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i have used well nuts to secure my stuff self tapping screws are OK but not as good, you could also pop rivet with alloy rivets but more permanent.
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Old 25 May 2016, 13:12   #14
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i have used well nuts to secure my stuff self tapping screws are OK but not as good, you could also pop rivet with alloy rivets but more permanent.
The bow boards are wood.

I'd drill holes, then use these with bolts and washers : Lifting Eye Nut 316 Stainless Steel 5 16" UNC | eBay
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Old 25 May 2016, 14:10   #15
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The bow boards are wood.

I'd drill holes, then use these with bolts and washers : Lifting Eye Nut 316 Stainless Steel 5 16" UNC | eBay
Se what your saying I was thinking to the Ali floor I wouldn't fix to the bow boards as they are designed to flex hence wood, lifting eyes are OK until you fall on one best to use sunken eyes that flip up & down.

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