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Old 02 December 2012, 15:04   #11
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peter, its 22mm ply and you get it over here that size, do you have any pic when you did yours ? adrian
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Actually that would be MEK to soften and prep the PVC for bonding. Acetone is used for cleaning the old glue off, as it is not as harsh as MEK.
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Actually, I do use Acetone, as it only softens the very top surface.
Even the Airdeck on the Aerotec was repaired that way and is fine after two seasons use.

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What size is it? If you want to go down the converting it to rib route I've got a Zodiac 310 hull you can have for a bottle of rum!
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:48   #14
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its 340 that think would fit, as there was realy shaged one on ebay, you got any pic tim ? thanks adrian
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I have been factory trained by Zodiac and a Transom replacement should only be attempted by a 3 star Zodiac station.The reason for this is the transom is injection moulded to the slides,these in turn are welded to the tubes. Removing any components are difficult, in fact you have to saw the slides from the transom.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS YOURSELF, you will probably damage the boat beyond repair.

Good luck finding a pro to do this for you.
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Old 04 December 2012, 04:59   #16
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As for finding a hull and fitting the tubes this is something as a pro I would not advise, the cost in time and money will be astronomical. The tubes were not designed to fit a hull so the fitting would be nearly impossible without specialized help.
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There's some pics of a Zodiac repair here ;

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The pictures certainly are for a transom refit, the boat appears to be an older model where the components are glued rather than moulded and welded . This is also being done in my opinion by a pro.
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Nasher we also use acetone on PVC repairs but we are not professional pvc repairers . Falcon as to trying to fit the tube to a grp hull Go FOR IT if you can find one that will fit that is how a certain rib manufacturer used to make his small ribs by buying cheap dinghies and fitting them to his own hull
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You can reglue sib tubes on rib hulls, but both must nearly match width, lenght, tube diam and bow shape for a fast swap. Will need to unglue all floor fabric and complete transom to have bare tube. This is a skilled work and must be done at a professional boat repair shop, could be pricey but well done. A rib outperforms a sib...

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