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Old 17 March 2019, 09:23   #1
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Side of the road Zodiac

I found this Zodiac on the side of the road in poor shape, but probably fixable. I have been looking for info, model, material etc. It has a couple of punctures and looks like it needs a floor of some kind, the floor in the bow has separated and I think one of the air valves is leaking.

Here are a couple of vids if you feel like having a look:
When I first picked it up
https://youtu.be/HG0xF-uuzjA
Trying to blow a little air in it::
https://youtu.be/NOHs1X3hb1I?t=289
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Old 17 March 2019, 14:08   #2
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Not sure what model It is, but suspect it's circa early 1990s, just looking at the logo design.

Check out Polymarine for gluing instructions. Preparation is everything. Pretty sure it's PVC and you may be better waiting until spring when temperatures rise a little, or use heated garage and keep well ventilated.

The long float that you refer to as a 'dildo' is in fact the inflatable keel. It's normally glued up in the bow and at the transom. There should be an interlocking floor, some were aluminium, but it was probably ply, and stringers either side to hold it in situ.

Get yourself a Zodiac foot pump if you're keeping it.
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It looks like the CF number is still readable. Perhaps that is an easy way to get info on it.
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Thanks Spartacus.
It does look like there is a "cut" in the bottom of the transom rubber to insert the end of the keel.I've viewed a couple of videos on repairing the cuts, but I guess I do need to find out what the boat is made of.

I don't see any numbers on it anywhere, where would the CF number be Pagick?

Also wondering if I can fashion some type of floor out of plywood to fit, what do you think.
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Thanks Spartacus.
It does look like there is a "cut" in the bottom of the transom rubber to insert the end of the keel.I've viewed a couple of videos on repairing the cuts, but I guess I do need to find out what the boat is made of.

I don't see any numbers on it anywhere, where would the CF number be Pagick?

Also wondering if I can fashion some type of floor out of plywood to fit, what do you think.
I see a few CF numbers on the front. The same numbers will also be on the other side. Hopefully you can make out the whole number.
Here is a pic of my numbers.
DMV will have the info if you can make out the numbers and if they will give you the info. Keep in mind you may never be able to register the boat.
But sibs often get an unofficial Pass on registration by sheriffs looking the other way.
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