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Old 06 May 2014, 14:19   #11
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You have a extra long wheel control cable, will need to shorten it to match accordingly the helm box and engine distance or buy a new shorter one. Will work much better.

BTW, both yellow marks seen on both tubes are sun's reflections, or fabric is already delaminated ?

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Old 06 May 2014, 14:25   #12
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You have a extra long wheel control cable, will need to shorten it to match accordingly the helm box and engine distance or buy a new shorter one. Will work much better.

BTW, both yellow marks seen on both tubes are sun's reflections, or fabric is already delaminated ?

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Just sun's reflections !

so these are still available ? any idea where from ?
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Old 06 May 2014, 15:16   #13
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Hi Everyone

I've just bought a SIB (think that's what I have, inflatable keel with alloy floor) it's an old boat, maybe even a classic ? 1983 zodiac m2 C GT in really good condition, seams seem ok. Has the original 25hp outboard it was sold with along with lots of other accessories like the controls etc. I've given it a quick blast in the sea a couple of times now and am very pleased. Hopefully I'll be able to make some of the cruises, seen you have a meet up on the Medway.

Thought I'd say hello/introduce myself, sure I'll be posting some questions soon !
We had one identical that we sold about 10 years ago. Same age, but we always ran it off the tiller and deflated it for the back of the car. We ran a Johnson 25 on it that was a Workhorse( commercial version of the Seahorse) went very well and took it everywhere, including south of France. My Dad looked after it so well, it was almost like new when it went.
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We had one identical that we sold about 10 years ago. Same age, but we always ran it off the tiller and deflated it for the back of the car. We ran a Johnson 25 on it that was a Workhorse( commercial version of the Seahorse) went very well and took it everywhere, including south of France. My Dad looked after it so well, it was almost like new when it went.
I've been deflating mine and putting it in the rear of my van, have no room for a boat on a trailer. It was part of the criteria I set, something that would pack up easy. Firstly for space and secondly it's easier to deal with if I don't get to use it as much as I hope (first venture into boating).
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I've been deflating mine and putting it in the rear of my van, have no room for a boat on a trailer. It was part of the criteria I set, something that would pack up easy. Firstly for space and secondly it's easier to deal with if I don't get to use it as much as I hope (first venture into boating).
I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I hope you have as much fun as we did.One thing to be careful with is the stringers at the side of the aluminium floor sections. The rubber ends can come off and leave a sharp metal edge next to the tube...
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Old 06 May 2014, 16:09   #16
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I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I hope you have as much fun as we did.One thing to be careful with is the stringers at the side of the aluminium floor sections. The rubber ends can come off and leave a sharp metal edge next to the tube...
Thanks, I'll watch out for this !
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I don't think you've got anything major to worry about with that bit of glueing on the transom unless it's leaking. That area doesn't take much stress.

Ref the steering, it could be that you've got the wrong link arm fitted, but for now, try putting the link arm onto the hole nearer the motor. That'll give you a little more movement.
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I don't think you've got anything major to worry about with that bit of glueing on the transom unless it's leaking. That area doesn't take much stress.

Ref the steering, it could be that you've got the wrong link arm fitted, but for now, try putting the link arm onto the hole nearer the motor. That'll give you a little more movement.
Thanks for the reply.

I think it lets water out rather than water in !

I'll give that a try with the steering.

and would that mean I should get away with dabbing some glue under it and just sticking it down rather than pulling it up ?
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Unlikely-the joint needs to be very clean. Saying that, it's worth a try-if you don't manage it, then it can be cleaned if you have to remove it to reglue it.
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