My name is Simon, I have just moved to the world of RIBs having sailed in a Mirror Dinghy as a youth.
I just bought a Zodiac S126 on ebay for just under £100. The description says that it needs a floor, loses air after a day and the transom is loose.
SO, the floor. I assume simple marine ply in a tongue and groove fashion simply cut to the shape and size and fitted in will suffice? I will likely varnish them then coat them in anti slip paint or similar.
The air, I would imagine it's the valves. Are they simple to replace? I'm hoping O rings is all.
The transom, seems easy enough to remove and reattach with care. HH-66 glue seems to look a good bet.
Can anyone point me to UK companies that suppply bits/materials please? I can't find an awful lot on the early Zodiacs.
My plans are to get it up to scratch, clean it up and use it this summer on Derwentwater with a small outboard for family fun.
Looking forward to speaking to you