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Old 16 November 2009, 05:24   #1
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zodiac mkII type 2259. any info?

Hello there! my first post!

i just bought an Zodiac mkII type 2259 witohout seeing it before buy, So when i unpacked it I soon realised that this boat needed som work doing

And i cant find any info on the boat, Is it hypalon or pvc? what year? etc. So if anyone have any specs on i would be really glad.

So the bottom of the boat is really dry and has small small cracks in the "rubber" is it possible to paint it with some rubber paint?

well! i have a lot of questions, so if anyone is interested lets get a discussion going around my boat

Thank you, And excuse my english.
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Old 16 November 2009, 09:08   #2
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Congratulations on the boat, it looks very interesting! Where on the boat is that fabric label located? Is there some type of identification plate on the transom? Are your side stringers made of wood or aluminum?
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Old 16 November 2009, 09:12   #3
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Congratulations on the boat, it looks very interesting! Where on the boat is that fabric label located? Is there some type of identification plate on the transom? Are your side stringers made of wood or aluminum?
Thanks!

that fabric label comes from one of the bags to the boat.

The identification plate is gone =(

the side stringers are made of aluminium. ( I guess you mean the things you squeese between the floor and the tubes)
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I would guess that it is from the somewhere around the early-mid 1970's. Has it been holding air well?
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Old 16 November 2009, 11:06   #5
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I would guess that it is from the somewhere around the early-mid 1970's. Has it been holding air well?
yes, that would be my guess to. But it would be nice to find som kind of specs.

yes, it has been holding air quite well. but the middle thing is leaking, but i have a new one.
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Hello there! my first post!
And i cant find any info on the boat, Is it hypalon or pvc? what year? etc. So if anyone have any specs on i would be really glad.
Looks like Comander Jaques Costeau hypalon traditional sib. Post pics on the points needing tech advise, make a soapy water test to look for air leakes. Welcome to Ribnet.

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Old 17 November 2009, 07:27   #7
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just talked to a boat repair firm.

I told them about my bottom of the boat, That the hypalon has started to get small cracks in it. He told me to throw the boat away, that it was nothing to work with

what do u guys think?
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Old 17 November 2009, 09:39   #8
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I bet in the next breath he offered to sell you a nice new one to replace it?

I get answers like that all the time.....


Jumping back to the paint, Mine was painted when I bought it, but the paint was flaking. So I sanded the flaky bits off to improve the look until I could repaint it. It went from holding air for 3-4 weeks to going flat in 2 days! I think you should be able to get some solvent to paint on (I think you also use it to create a good "key" for the Hypalon paint) - That should re- stick your cracks & then a coat of Hypalon paint over the top will fill in the big holes.
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Old 17 November 2009, 09:48   #9
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I bet in the next breath he offered to sell you a nice new one to replace it?

I get answers like that all the time.....


Jumping back to the paint, Mine was painted when I bought it, but the paint was flaking. So I sanded the flaky bits off to improve the look until I could repaint it. It went from holding air for 3-4 weeks to going flat in 2 days! I think you should be able to get some solvent to paint on (I think you also use it to create a good "key" for the Hypalon paint) - That should re- stick your cracks & then a coat of Hypalon paint over the top will fill in the big holes.

Hehe, the stupid thing was that he didnt offer me anything at all

you havnt painted yours since you sanded it? do you have any pics?

solvent? is that some kind of glue?
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I told them about my bottom of the boat, That the hypalon has started to get small cracks in it. He told me to throw the boat away, that it was nothing to work with

what do u guys think?
I think that if you have a boat that is holding air well, and this 'repair expert' tells yo to throw it away, he is a complete jackass. Worth a look;

http://www.synergy.ca/

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=234745
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