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Old 23 August 2008, 09:18   #1
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Value of Zodiac futura super fastroller?

Hi to all you sibber's, thinking about joining you all by purchasing a second hand Zodiac futura super fastroller with a Suzuki DT15S 2 stroke engine all quoted as being year 2000. Are their any known issues, good or bad, surrounding either the sib or the engine and what would you say was a fair price (Uk)
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Old 23 August 2008, 11:14   #2
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Hi to all you sibber's, thinking about joining you all by purchasing a second hand Zodiac futura super fastroller with a Suzuki DT15S 2 stroke engine all quoted as being year 2000. Are their any known issues, good or bad, surrounding either the sib or the engine and what would you say was a fair price (Uk)
What about US $ 2/2.5 grand as seen on pic, boat/engine/dolly wheels.
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Old 23 August 2008, 12:16   #3
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Its up for 1200 about $2200 so good guess, any issues, good points on the model or things to check for on inspection before purchase?
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Old 23 August 2008, 16:30   #4
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Being a newbie all I can offer is the fruits of my research & second hand opinions.
After several weeks scouring all the ad's for sibs I just gave 1500 for my Cadet fastroller & Mariner 15 (2003 engine, 2004 Zodiac) inc wheels & bow bag etc.
So given that the Futura is the next model up but a little older, 1200 seems right.
I only got the Cadet as it's lighter & easier to drag around than the Futura.
I'd want the 25 HP motor though (if it's the 3.7 metre).
All the reviews I read & dealers I spoke with really rated the Futura.
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Old 24 August 2008, 02:54   #5
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You must look out for any cracking or crazing Like crodile skin ,as will will be a sign of perishing ,especially are the cones at back of the transome .I recently bought a 1999 very cheap needed several repairs in the end wasnt worth it and used the console for another boat it was a 4.2 futura zodiac
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Old 24 August 2008, 05:08   #6
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I just gave 1500 for my Cadet fastroller & Mariner 15 (2003 engine, 2004 Zodiac) inc wheels & bow bag etc
That seems like a good deal. Interested in the lighter and easier to handle comment the one for sale is the 3.5 m version, would this fit in the hatchback of a VW golf? It appears from what I have read I may need an estate car.
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You must look out for any cracking or crazing Like crodile skin
very interesting, I have owned a 4.2 zodiac pro which did have a sort of minor cracking in parts of the material, although it caused no problems perhaps it was in the early stages.
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I need to drop the seats flat in the Civic, & that's a big boot!
Thre boat may fit in the boot but not the outboard as well.
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