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Old 17 August 2011, 16:14   #1
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F470 Thrust Board/Bow Board

I have a 470 with a broken thrust board, I have talked to 4 people and seem to have gotten 4 opinions..surprise. Replacement option ...at least $1000.00, been told this is the only way to go, another said this repair will fail and is a ongoing problem. Bow board option.. remove thrust board and replace with bow board, one says this is a viable solution, another says this will not work as the bow area is not reinforced enough to take the pressure of the bow board, help?
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Old 17 August 2011, 18:56   #2
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I was going to remove the thrust board on my mkII Zodiac but managed to keep it. I did notice that the floor to tube joint was re-enforced. I think this would be quite simple to do though. Don't know if there are any other parts that need strengthening.
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Old 06 July 2012, 01:47   #4
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I am looking to fabricate a thrust board for a fc470. can anyone give me any dimensions? anyone have experience with replaceing one or even to buy one? Was hopeing to find some good info . thanks
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Old 07 July 2012, 06:41   #5
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Bow Board

When my thrust board broke on my 470 repair costs were too expensive and was told results may be questionable, so despite some naysayers I fabricated a bow board from marine plywood. The bow board has worked quite well and i find is superior to the thrust board as you have a complete floor. I just did some detailed measuring starting with the width of thrust board(for base of bow board), my board is in the boat so i couldn't send you dimensions till fall
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