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Old 07 September 2010, 14:29   #1
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zodiac keel tube

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i have bought a used zodiac 3.8m but it is missing the keel tube, this was reflected in the price !!! but, i need to get one!

anyone no where, i have a old 3.5m one but it dont hold air very well and wrong size so need to source a new one, any hints would be good, thanks

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Old 11 September 2010, 07:24   #2
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Leaky old, and wrong sized keal tube... it will only get you trouble if you dont give is a good service...

The one in our zodiac it was leaky, even after we had it out and pacthed up as good as possible... we endet up emptying two cans of tire repair stuff in to it, that has fixed it.

if you get it air tight, im sjure you can cut some of it off the, glue it with the correckt two componant contackt glue and it would work..
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Old 11 September 2010, 15:14   #3
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what sort of floor does the boat have? could use a pool noodle (long foam pool toy thingy) cut to shape - ive seen a post on here somewhere that suggested they work alright
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Old 13 September 2010, 04:01   #4
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hi

i have bought a used zodiac 3.8m but it is missing the keel tube, this was reflected in the price !!! but, i need to get one!

anyone no where, i have a old 3.5m one but it dont hold air very well and wrong size so need to source a new one, any hints would be good, thanks

tom
Speak to local Zodiac dealer. Should be possible to purchase part and glue in place. With all things Zodiac - it probably won't be cheap, but it's an integral part of the boat and is worth it in my opinion.
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Old 13 September 2010, 05:40   #5
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Contact tube makers as they probably have old ones they throw away.I have found Paul Tilley always very helpfull when asked anything also he can make new ones
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its a ally floor type, heard aboat the pool toy type but didnt rush at the idea....

do you think one from a quicksilver 380hd would fit??

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Old 18 September 2010, 21:28   #7
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While the length may be the same, I believe that's the only similarity. I've checked them both out thoroughly and used to own a Zodiac MK IIC. They are different. The keel is extremely important in that it shapes the hull and solidifies the entire boat. I would be inclined to agree with spartacus: Spend the dough and get the proper Zodiac part if you want to get the best out of the boat.
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Does anyone have any views on the Zodiac model 1119 from 1995 ?

Also, I am trying to determine if it has an inflatable keel or a keel tube - if the latter, how does this differ from a modern inflatable keel design?
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