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Old 11 August 2011, 09:59   #11
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very nice,nice heavy duty as well,so should last
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Old 11 August 2011, 18:30   #12
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That seems a very long time! we take about 30 minutes max to assemble a mkII Zodiac with wooden floor.
I know...I had the Mark II Compact too with wooden floor 30 years ago and it didn't seem to take more than an hour. Perhaps the problem is it was a lean and mean 25 year old setting it up back then?



Hey ajrunke what engine are you going with? I have to use a scissor lift table with my bad back. Just can't manhandle 160 pounds anymore.

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Old 11 August 2011, 22:21   #13
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I am actually going to use an electric trolling motor until I can save up for an outboard. The 14ft is rated up to a 40 hp, but I don't want to go any higher than 30hp since the weight on the transom bothers me. I fear that the bouncing weight of a big engine will speed up the process of splitting the transom from the tubes.

I've also given up and realized I have been vanquished. I'm getting a trailer. Being 26, lean and mean, I thought I could man handle the boat with my girlfriend/friends, but it's not possible. They say it weight 253 lb, but I swear it's more than that.

I also have some home made transom wheels that I am welding tomorrow. I'll get some pics posted. It's nothing special to look at, but it will be rugged as each tire supports 300 lbs and I used thick, steel framing.
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Old 12 August 2011, 06:06   #14
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If you could find a used 40 HP 2 stoke it will weigh about what the 30 HP 4 strokes do I think. My Mariner 28 HP was 98 pounds and I literally carried it one handed downed to the water and put it on. Not so today with the top heavy 160 pound 4 stroke I have.

A 30 hp will be plenty of muscle for the 14.5 footer. They'e running around $3700.00 US I see. When you do look for an engine check out JP Marine again on ebay. I was surprised to find a Mercury 25 HP 4 stroke EFI through them for under 3K with free shipping. They really did beat everybody else out on price.

I looked hard at transom wheels too, almost bought the "BeachMaster" set out of New Zealand Boat Wheels, Inflatable Boat, Inflatable Boat Wheels, Beach Wheels, launching Wheels, Boat Launching Wheels, Dinghy Wheels, Transom Wheels - BEACHMASTER Boat Wheels, Dinghy Wheels and still might...but I made a poor man's dollie which set me back about $100.00 I guess.

Here's a Youtube video of my dollies guys/gals:
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Old 12 June 2015, 18:08   #15
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I purchased a brand new JP Marine 12' patrol series from JP Marine in San Diego a little over 3 years ago. It only has about 6 hours of use on it and has been stored semi deflated in my garage, never left outside. I went to use it the other day and after inflating to the proper psi the front 2 seams on the tube failed simultaneously. Upon inspection I found that the glue holding the seams together had failed and could easily be pulled apart. The warranty says 5 years for all air holding fabrics. I called JP Marine and they said that they were bought by another company and their new name is now Inmar and instead of JP Marine they are now JC Marine. The website looks pretty much the same and they are still in SanDiego. They said they would not send a replacement however I could buy a new boat for $1500 ($2495 new) plus about $400 in freight. In my view they are not standing behind the warranty. When I told them I will post my experience online they threatened to sue me if I did. I say bring it on. I don't want anyone else to have to go through this so I am posting my experience. I would never buy from a company that does not stand behind their warranty.
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Old 12 June 2015, 18:10   #16
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Looks just like the boat I'm stuck with. I purchased a brand new JP Marine 12' patrol series from JP Marine in San Diego a little over 3 years ago. It only has about 6 hours of use on it and has been stored semi deflated in my garage, never left outside. I went to use it the other day and after inflating to the proper psi the front 2 seams on the tube failed simultaneously. Upon inspection I found that the glue holding the seams together had failed and could easily be pulled apart. The warranty says 5 years for all air holding fabrics. I called JP Marine and they said that they were bought by another company and their new name is now Inmar and instead of JP Marine they are now JC Marine. The website looks pretty much the same and they are still in SanDiego. They said they would not send a replacement however I could buy a new boat for $1500 ($2495 new) plus about $400 in freight. In my view they are not standing behind the warranty. When I told them I will post my experience online they threatened to sue me if I did. I say bring it on. I don't want anyone else to have to go through this so I am posting my experience. I would never buy from a company that does not stand behind their warranty.
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Old 12 June 2015, 20:59   #17
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I saw one at a show a few weeks back. They tried telling me it was Hypalon and welded construction. I told them that I thought only PVC could be welded and they told me they had a special method to weld hypalon. Having worked on inflatables for 25 years plus it was very obvious the guy had no clue what he was talking about.
From my experience the particular boat I saw had shoddy construction. The seams were not straight on the bottom, rather wavy and the boat was not a heavy duty as the salesman was claiming.
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Old 13 June 2015, 19:45   #18
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Sometimes over here a company will go bust then start up again under a slightly different name.
If it was a limited company you then have no comeback against the 'new' company in respect of what you bought from the old one & you can only sue the old one which is a pointless exercise.
Does a similar thing happen over there?
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Old 14 June 2015, 16:44   #19
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When you buy a company with all of its assets you also inherit its liabilities and responsibilities. I wonder if they merely changed their name in order to avoid all of the warranty claims and liabilities
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Old 16 June 2015, 11:13   #20
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Looks just like the boat I'm stuck with. I purchased a brand new JP Marine 12' patrol series from JP Marine in San Diego a little over 3 years ago. It only has about 6 hours of use on it and has been stored semi deflated in my garage, never left outside. I went to use it the other day and after inflating to the proper psi the front 2 seams on the tube failed simultaneously. Upon inspection I found that the glue holding the seams together had failed and could easily be pulled apart. The warranty says 5 years for all air holding fabrics. I called JP Marine and they said that they were bought by another company and their new name is now Inmar and instead of JP Marine they are now JC Marine. The website looks pretty much the same and they are still in SanDiego. They said they would not send a replacement however I could buy a new boat for $1500 ($2495 new) plus about $400 in freight. In my view they are not standing behind the warranty. When I told them I will post my experience online they threatened to sue me if I did. I say bring it on. I don't want anyone else to have to go through this so I am posting my experience. I would never buy from a company that does not stand behind their warranty.
Yikes.

That's pretty standard in this industry. Most manufacturers do a 5 year warranty as a 3 year full + 2 year pro-rata. Although it is only legally enforceable if it is stated in the warranty paperwork. Most of the big names will work to produce a satisfied customer.

Post some pictures of your boat as it sits?

Was it stored deflated partially with the engine on it?
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