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Old 21 July 2015, 05:46   #1
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Quicksilver 380 hd- Advice wanted

Hi just bought a quicksilver 380hd from ebay in fairly good condition at a good price.

I have noticed it hasn't come with the strengthening bars that join the boards together each side, can anyone suggest where I can get these from? To prevent it from flexing.

Also the inflatable floor in the valve has stuck in the fully open position so im having to rely on the valve cover to prevent air escaping does anyone have any tips to release this?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Mike
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Old 21 July 2015, 05:58   #2
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Don't know about the valve, and if the seller has not got the bars and it was not listed as they were missing, I would say you have a case for a partial refund
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Old 21 July 2015, 06:02   #3
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Worth asking if they forgot them and they're still in a shed perhaps?

Then unless they were stated as missing as the boat is unusable without them a "not as described" process is fully justified as mentioned above... part refund to allow for them to be bought would be fair. Think they are 150-200 a set but check this out with a Mercury dealer.

If you bought knowing they were missing then cheapest option is to have them made from hardwood locally by a woodworking shop with the routers to take out a groove to match the edge profile of the floor edges.

I've had an old Avon done like this and they were fine.
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Old 21 July 2015, 06:32   #4
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Hi Mike,

Welcome. As the others have said the boat is pretty useless and unusable without the floor stringers. Do you have a link to the eBay ad? Most valves can be unscrewed (needle nose pliers) from the main body and inspected.
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Old 21 July 2015, 07:04   #5
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Mike,

Not sure if you are new to SIBs but don't think we're overstating re it being unusable without the stringers. The stringers present a nice smooth profile to the tubes but the floor edges/corners on alloy floor models are sharp enough to cut through a tube if you attempt to use without.

If your Quicksilver is the one pictured on grass in front of a light coloured chalet type bungalow then I can see it is fitted with stringers in the images.... I reckon a message to the seller will find they're still in his garage!
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Old 21 July 2015, 08:51   #6
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I didn't realise they were missing when Bought it, to be honest but I payed 800 for the boat and outboard so if I have to fork out a bit for the stringers it's not the end of the world.

What kind of timber did you use? I might look into this option. I've tried to attach a photo of the boards
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Do you have a link to the listing?
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Quicksilver 12ft Inflatable Boat & Mercury Engine | eBay

Im not sure this will work
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Hi just bought a quicksilver 380hd from ebay in fairly good condition at a good price.

I have noticed it hasn't come with the strengthening bars that join the boards together each side, can anyone suggest where I can get these from? To prevent it from flexing.

Also the inflatable floor in the valve has stuck in the fully open position so im having to rely on the valve cover to prevent air escaping does anyone have any tips to release this?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Mike
Hi mike

Have 2 one peace stringers made from Oak or alike ,much stronger than original 4 peace stringers as you will not get the hinge affect.If someone could give you the dimensions,Don't use the boat without them though.Could you post the price for being made as I was thinking of have some made for my honewave.
Happy boating.
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Old 21 July 2015, 10:47   #10
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I came across this site that seem to list them at $12.48 each, works out at 31 before postage.

Quicksilver Inflatables(380 / 380E) (Page 2) FOR INFLATABLE BOAT QUICKSILVER PVC SOFT BOTTOM

Im going to make some enquiries about getting some made up in timber.

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