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Old 19 July 2016, 05:13   #1
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Very impressed - Mercury Quicksilver 380 HD hard floor

Hi guys,

Just got a deal on an old Mercury Quicksilver 380 HD with plywood flooring and I'm quite impressed with the built quality. I have read somewhere that an inflatables PVC made have a life expectancy about 10 years.

This boat was sold in 2004, I got the stamped owner manual. Then the boat sat on an improvised home made trailer for the next 12 years, without cover or any protection.

I removed the plywood flooring, gave a good jet wash and it came back like "almost" new.

The only damages are:

- Partially unglued strips holding the tubes and bottom to the transom
- unglued handles
- unglued plug into the transom

I checked with MEK the handles and rubber strips that hold the transom, it looks like they are not rubber but Polyurethane, so will be easy to stick back with a 2 parts Polymarine.

The seams looks like welded and hold perfectly despite the age. The plywood hard floor needs to be replaced with 15mm marine.

Well, for 200.00 it was a good deal, I think.


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Old 19 July 2016, 05:52   #2
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with a bit of TLC it should give you some good use.
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