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Old 13 May 2013, 13:21   #1
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C-craft 9' inflatable

I have just picked up a old c craft inflatable, it inflates and stays up pretty well, leaks a little from one valve but nothing to bad, it's got number 4 and number 2 boards and the wedges, it's also got the keel tube which inflates ok.
This is my first inflatable , I'm going to use it around the harbour and in the river, has anyone got one of these or had one, how do you set them up, putting floor in etc, also I could do with a photo of the floor layout, I'm going to have to make number 1 and 3, number 3 should be ok, it's the same as 2 and 4 width wise , it's the shape of number 1 which is my concern and how to fit it, thanks for reading and if you can give advice it would be appreciated, a photo would be great if anyone still has one of these vintage inflatables
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Old 13 May 2013, 13:49   #2
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By no1 you mean the bow section, right?Then it will be triangular with a hole for the keel tube valve. It should be simply help in place by the pressure of the bow tubes and a slot running the width of no2 floor ( usually an aluminium H cross section.
Make up a template from corrugated plastic, that stiff enough to give you a reasonable idea of fit and easy to trim.
Remember to round off edges properly.
When assembling partially inflate tubes first to give you the shape and insert bow and stern floors first then the two middle sections slot in. Pushing downs on the centre joint pushes them all home. Then fit the side stringers if any before fully inflating. Don't forget the keel and repump once on the water as the lower water temp will lose you pressure. Again remember the keel tube.
Hope that helps.
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Old 13 May 2013, 14:43   #3
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Thanks, just the advise I was hoping for,
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Good. :-)
Let us know how it goes.
You can get service kits for valves btw.
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Good. :-)
Let us know how it goes.
You can get service kits for valves btw.
It's the old A4 valves, I've seen the parts but can't see how you can fit the new parts , I know you can change them for new types but would work out quite expensive on a old boat that cost me 16, lol
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http://valves.polymarine.com/wp-cont...lveDiagram.jpg
Looks like it's an inside job
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Hi.
These are great boats... I looked at a couple last week, one 12'6", the other a 10ft. They were needing some TLC, bit useable and very well looked after. Just aged..
They are for sale, along with a period 20hp Mercury if anyone's in the market.
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PM me if interested- a contact agent fee applies!!! :-)
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