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Old 17 April 2016, 17:21   #1
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New to inflatables!!

I have always loved Zodiacs and inflatables, I spent quite a bit of time in a Zodiac dive boat with the wind whipping through my hair. I just committed to purchasing my very first inflatable boat, previously I had always had fiberglass hulls. I will soon take delivery of my (new to me) 2007 Zodiac Futura Mk III with console and 50hp Mercury. It is having a new transom installed because the old one had a crack in it and the glue holding the transom in place had failed. Besides that the boat appears to be in good to great shape.

The only thing that really bothers me is the registration numbers on the front of the boat were painted on and not done very well. In fact they look like they were painted on freehand after a couple of beers.

Does anyone know what could I use to remove the shoddy looking painted on numbers and re apply them properly?
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Old 18 April 2016, 20:30   #2
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If you can't get them off I would tape off a rectangle around them and paint it solid black. Let that area dry and paint your numbers any color of choice in the black area. Good luck.
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Old 18 April 2016, 21:38   #3
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Good idea, and it may be the only solution. I was hoping to get the numbers off and put white numbers on the red hull. I am just fearful of using something to remove the numbers that damages the hull.
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Hi where you getting the transom repaired and do you mind me asking how much is it to get done? I have a futura where the glue had failed on the transom. Cheers
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Old 19 April 2016, 08:03   #5
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Shrek,

I had my Zodiac Transom re-glued a few years ago, cost 80, probably gone up over past 4 - 5 years
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Shrek,

I had my Zodiac Transom re-glued a few years ago, cost 80, probably gone up over past 4 - 5 years
I don't think that is the same task? Unless the workshop only charge 5 quid per hour...

Futura transom layup is a ~10 hour job, not including pre-cleaning time for old, dirty boats.
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I don't think that is the same task? Unless the workshop only charge 5 quid per hour...

Futura transom layup is a ~10 hour job, not including pre-cleaning time for old, dirty boats.
Well I can tell you this,,,,thats how much they got paid for it, I know, I was there
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Hi Shrek, the transom I am having reglued is also being rebuilt because it has a crack in it, and the boat is in Canada so the pricing and who is doing it would not help you much.
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