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Old 13 October 2008, 14:55   #1
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help with identification

Hi there i have just baught this boat.....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=140272352843
Basically i would like to no what zodiac rib it is. I need to no because i am after getting the steel work on the front which holds the spray deck up anyone got any idea where i can get it, what it looks like when its up or if there is any possibility for making it. thanks for your help Nathan
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Old 13 October 2008, 16:10   #2
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´Hi Nathan
Does it not have a makers plate on the transom with the model number / type ?
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Old 14 October 2008, 10:10   #3
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First off, I don't think it's a RIB... My guerss is that it's an older Grande Raid... the valves look right for that. The newer ones nave alum decks though, and this appears to have a wooden one.

Pay careful attention to the thrust board, as this is where these boats traditionally had problems...
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Old 14 October 2008, 11:41   #4
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Have to agree with Stoo, its not a RIB, but an Inflatable.

Very nice though, and looks in great condition.

Zodiac have been quite good in the past with questions I've asked about an old SIB(Inflatable) I have, so I'd try firing off a question via their website.

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Old 14 October 2008, 13:28   #5
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Pull up a sand bag, a little saga.

Some decades ago in a place far far away were it rains everyday we had such an inflatable in the diving club. A Zodiac GT Mk 2 or 3 I think.

The previous Autumn someone had carefully placed the inflable inside the Gym for the winter. Unfortunately during the winter the kids had used it as a trampoline. Result the wooden boards had shattered as they are only thin ply over a foam centre. Tubes punctured and metal sides supports missing it made an interesting dive boat often needing puming up to and from the dive site Also the wooden deck would break loose in any waves opening up gaps just waiting for an ankle to slip before closing with the next wave.

A solution had to be found and it was. A local Irish building firm were completing a new shower block inside the Gym. On Friday evening they left a large sheet of 15mm ply in the Gym which they had been using to mix plaster on. By 6pm the sheet had been measured and cut. By 7pm the first coat of paint had been applied Early next morning on went the gloss. By Sunday evening the boat was re-assembled with her new deck. Several bottles of inflatable tube sealing stuff went into the tubes to cure the pin hole leaks. We kept the original triangle front piece and didn't need the metal side supports as the sheet was big enough to make a single piece main area.

Monday morning dawned and a group of Irish builders were seen wandering around the Gym scratching their heads looking for something

The inflatable went on to give two further years service whilst the club saved up for our first rib.

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a group of Irish builders were seen wandering around the Gym scratching their heads looking for something

probubly nitts woz de cawze.

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How did you know they were Irish ?
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Do you want your sheet of ply back then ?

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Do you want your sheet of ply back then ?

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same thing happend on a major film set being filmed recently, funny how the next day lots of local fishing boats had newly shaped and freshley painted wheelhouses .
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narr. keap itt. an orl de wudwerms itt ad

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How did you know they were Irish ?

cloos= wan ad a birnt eer
wan stil ad de strinng tyin iz wellis togevver
wan ad ftp tatood onn iz foredd
thay woz orl corld shamus sept wan hoo woz corl porrij
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