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Old 31 May 2015, 14:22   #1
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Zodiac fabric type

I've just picked up a Zodiac, maybe Cadet, air deck with the marking ACTI V on the airdeck. The makers plate is not visible to check the year. So from that scant information does any of you out there know if it would be hypalon or pvc?
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Old 31 May 2015, 14:35   #2
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It will be PVC.
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Old 31 May 2015, 14:51   #3
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Cheers, ever had any dealing with changing a transom?
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Cheers, ever had any dealing with changing a transom?
The transom is welded in. It is not easily replaceable. On a scale of 1/10, a patch being a 2/10, an inside-outside patch being a 4/10, replacing the transom on this boat is about an 8/10.
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Thanks very much for the 8/10 info. The transom is now sandwiched between two pieces of ply making it around 60mm thick. Have since spoken to the seller and apparently the rot was quite localised, so I may strip back to the original transom with a bridging filler repair between two 3mm ally plates. I bought it in cheaply to see how I get on with an air deck.
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Thanks very much for the 8/10 info. The transom is now sandwiched between two pieces of ply making it around 60mm thick. Have since spoken to the seller and apparently the rot was quite localised, so I may strip back to the original transom with a bridging filler repair between two 3mm ally plates. I bought it in cheaply to see how I get on with an air deck.
That will merely camouflage the problem at hand until the base substrate has rotted away, leaving no base material to attach aluminum plate to.

I would recommend removing and replacing the transom with a new piece of marine plywood.
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