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Old 29 November 2008, 12:44   #1
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ZODIAC FUTURA, with a bulge in the floor.

Anyone seen this on ebay? Would it be a big repair job?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ksid=p3907.m29
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Old 29 November 2008, 14:02   #2
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I think the small strands within the airdeck have all broken in that area. Would be very difficult to repair. Easiest way may be to make or source a hard floor and use it with the airdeck deflated.

Not a bad price but I had one of those selvas. Amazingly simple, but a dreadful motor.
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Old 30 November 2008, 06:55   #3
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The owner (Ebay ad) says the boat was left in the sun? Sounds a bit implausible. These boats were sold around the world including hot countries such as Spain, France, Greece. More likely that there's been a fuel leak which has delaminated the floor adhesive. That bulge won't neccessarily cause problems, but it's likely to get worse.

Decent Zodiacs come on the market now and again. Just a case of waiting for the right one to come up. Don't rate Selva motors, but ok as an anchor!
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Aren't the floors welded? Surely they don't glue the PVC in the floors and weld the rest of the boat?

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Zodiac used glue on the floors up to about 4 years ago. Now they are all welded.

And that floor is toast - non repairable. As stated the micro strands have separated due to excessive pressure.
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Thanks to all who answered, learnt that the engine is a dog and the boat is right next to useless. Next!
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