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Old 16 August 2016, 10:23   #21
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Zodiac / Bombard Fish & Hunt were only PVC.

FR-XDC = Welded air seams, welded transom, glued floor (Strongan material)
CN-XDC = Glued everything (Mehler Valmex material)
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Old 16 August 2016, 11:06   #22
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Happy if it can be fixed

Not so worried about material all I can add is the fabric is textured and a Matt finish. All the ones I have seen online are pvc smooth and have a vinyl finish. Will post pictures soon.

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Old 16 August 2016, 13:58   #23
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Tope was the baddy in this

Hi Maximus,
Afraid to disagree the tope indeed was the culprit, probably shook it's head as I was cutting the leader as close to the fish as possible. It was a nice size tope not that I have huge experience with them but about 50lbs which is not a small fish not a big one but big enough.
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Old 16 August 2016, 14:44   #24
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Bloody vicious those Tope!
Was out fishing on Sunday and this one caught a sniff of my cheese and onion crisps - bloody tried to snatch the packet right out my hand.
Luckily I had an old pair of the wife's knickers for it chew on.
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Old 16 August 2016, 14:49   #25
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haha nice tope that

Well that is a nice tope you had there

Think I would have had a bit more than an inch slice with those nashers
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Have you considered about spearfishing?
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Old 16 August 2016, 20:17   #27
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Just think you were very unlucky, as mentioned earlier we get many sharks around the boat even great whites. My daughter has just picked up sponsorship from a diving and spearfishing company and a new suit has just arrived so after school we will be out among the sharks at the seal colony.

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Old 16 August 2016, 21:05   #28
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ok not sure they do a spear big enough for those fish you have, have caught a 900lbs+ tiger off kenya but at least boat was bigger than fish that time. Now I am sure rubber boat and great whites cannot be good combination. But best of luck to your daughter and you stay safe.
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Thanks for the pic, Willk.

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Oops, I read it as 30cm!
I read it as 30m!

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