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Old 04 July 2014, 15:18   #1
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Zodiac Futura 2 help

Hi All, I've been after a zodiac Futura for a while now and today I finally went to see one locally. Unfortunately when I saw it the transom had fallen off, what I want to know is what is it worth in its current state, the boat was made in 99, it has a mid 90's 25hp mariner on remote and the trailer is only a few years old. If I was to buy it I would want to undertake the work myself an I've had a bit of experience gluing inflatables being an Rnli ILB mechanic.Click image for larger version

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Old 04 July 2014, 15:55   #2
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Difficult to value as a package, but I can tell you what the boats worth on its own.

Last year I sold a 1999 Futura MK2C Fastroller on ebay. It was listed as spares or repair, because all the glue was starting to fail (although it was still together) and it was no reserve and 99p start. It went for 470.


If you are happy to do the repairs (dont forget the floor will need doing as well) I think its worth 1500-2000. Considering the rig would have been nearly 5k new, its not a bad price.
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Around 6 years ago, I bought a 1992 Zodiac MKII GT Sport with a 40HP and a trailer in trade for $1450 in dive gear. The glue had failed like the one shown above.

If the transom looks like that the rest of the floor will need replacement.The tubes themselves are thermo-bonded and will not fail. I spent at least 40 hours performing the repair.
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Well I had a 2006 futura mk2, 2006 30hp and 2006 trailer, with a new fiberglass transom freshly installed offered for $1500GBP and I didnt get much positive feedback at that price so they must sell much cheaper.
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Well I've offered him 1250, just waiting for him to get back to me. Would this be a fair offer?
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Well I've now got the boat, what's the best thing for cleaning it as the tubes are very grubby? I'm in the process of now removing the transom compleatly. Would it be worth replacing the transom, if so can you get other materials other than wooden ones?
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Not sure why you'd replace that perfectly good transom. I'd look at removing all the associated flanges and clean up what you have, then just re-glue it. Unless of course you find that its delaminated, then replace.
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I've now taken the transom off, it's not in to bad a condition so will just let it try out then I'll clean it off. Click image for larger version

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I would recommend pulling the floor off too. If the glue hasn't failed there yet it will, and the last place you want to find out it is failing is out on the water.
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I was going to do the floor but the previous owner had large patches put on the underside to protect it when being dragged up the beach.Click image for larger version

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