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Old 15 July 2011, 06:15   #41
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the guy does have a point about the description my boat was sold as having 2 repairs only i did ask him if there was anything else i should know about ,he replied no.
when i got home i blew it up and the floor was leaking the boat had a total of 5 patches
so i contacted him and he said could it of happenend on the way home!!
my final email told him quite cleary that it wasnt as described and that i would return it for a full refund or he could pay a partial refund of 300 to reflect the boats very poor condition this was non negotiable and if i dint receive either with in 14 days i would see him in the small claims court.. he paid the 300 by credit transfer
so iwould get the original add and any claims made then confront him !if its possible do everthing in writing you need to let him no asap as well !
this is boat i am going to attempt to repair in my post

another thing the uk your house insurance usually has a legal cover built in for taking these claims to court i have used it succesfully in the past when buying electric scooter which wasnt as described !so it doesnt cost me a penny!
What time frames were around this Dino? I am curious as mine was not as described either. When I asked if it held its air and had any leaks he said no it was airtight. Just not sure how long I have to make any claims as I have had the boat for a while now.
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Old 15 July 2011, 06:15   #42
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How about filling the air deck with expanding builders foam.

To stop the bubble forming it could be clamped between two sheets of ply spaced the right thickness apart whilst it cures.

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Old 15 July 2011, 06:18   #43
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Thanks for the input C-NUMB! Feel a little bit better now. The air floor is 909 so that doesn't really feel like an option... Unless I could get one from someone who has destroyed their tubes. Well of course it's an option, but I'm not sure if it's a better option than just getting a brand new boat from finland, they're like 2300 over there.

I'll have a test go with my short rig engine then, and we'll see if I even like this type of boat before I go nuts with the economics.
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Old 15 July 2011, 06:20   #44
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How about filling the air deck with expanding builders foam.

To stop the bubble forming it could be clamped between two sheets of ply spaced the right thickness apart whilst it cures.

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Fun idea, we'll hear who breaks it down this time

As I'm just bursting out crazy ideas right now I also considered cutting the floor of before the bubble, then replace the end with some foam material.. However I suppose that wouldn't be at all rigid enough if it was even possible.
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Old 15 July 2011, 06:58   #45
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I havent inspected the tubes yet but they seem fine. What pressure should they have? I also realized 11 psi is just 0,75 bar? Is that even high pressure? I just pumped the floor up until I felt some resistance as I would with any other car tire/balloon/toy.
Perhaps it was me who broke it anyway? I think I saw the calzone before it was full though.
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Old 15 July 2011, 07:01   #46
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the floors useless as it is so anythings worth a try i use that expanding foam and it may just work but may be hard to control as it has a mind of its own LOl
could even try clear silocon same principle fill the end with the bubble mould it , clamp it in between ply to flatten ,then let it set may be a bit more controllable than foam and it will stick like shit to a blanket espicially if it mixs to the broken fibres
nothing to lose! just have a think and go for what you think is best
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the 11psi is hard work to acheive even with the zodiac 2 stage pump so a normal inflatable pum would probalby blow itself up before you got any where near it
the boat i think is 3.4 psi from memorybut its written on the fabric by the valve as is floor pressure
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i notified him within 3 days ,think the law says you need to notify the seller asap when you discover the problem , so as soon as i realised there was an air leak in floor i contacted him , i purchased it on the saturday and didnt get to blow it up until the monday when the kids were at school as we had a bbq on the sunday
if you want any more info i can pm you to make it easier , the courts do seem to favor the buyer so longs as you have all the proof ,i contacted boats and outboards as well to give me the description and ad incase he removed it ,
check your house insurance cause they give you all the info for free if has the built in legal cover and even take it to court for you i have been there and he settled out of court on the day

the reason i actually tried it was because just before we left he said are you going to try it out when you get home , i said no probably next time i get this out will be in devon in summer hols
but while driving home i had alarm bells ringing and a gut feeling somerthing was yet to be revealed the rest is history
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Old 15 July 2011, 07:32   #49
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The foam idea is interesting but to distribute it evenly you would need to make dozens of holes in the floor for injecting! Honestly Patrik I think you're flogging a dead horse with this boat/floor but everyone loves a trier!

The Zodiac floors are damn clever - I took mine out the other day, inflated it to exactly 11.5 psi on the garage floor and it turns into a super light surfboard - rigid as a rock and putting all my weight on the toes of one foot the deflection is no more than a few mm's.

But when the cross stitching goes they are fooked.

Surely someone on eBay will ship one to you? There is an endless supply on there and shipping should easily be possible for under 100.
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Old 15 July 2011, 07:49   #50
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Patrik, how about XPS foam(styrofoam). Would be reasonable easy to make it the correct shape, copy the air floor shape, it does not suck water either and is fairly light. About as thik as the air floor.

When You got the shape right, then cover it with litle matt and epoxy resin, there You hav a semi rib.... Dont know how to get it inside the boat though.....

Kind of a DIY project, no idea would it work. But a couple board of xps/dowe styrofoam does not cost that much.
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