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Old 13 April 2013, 11:40   #1
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I am absolutely new to inflatable boats! So, I just bought a Zodiac F 470 used. I have been looking a little, mostly craigslist & the local shops, & this one showed up on a trailer, & looks like it needs a little work. So, I figure this forum might be a good place to start the adventure! My kids are really looking forward to whats ahead, my wife, she will come around when she see's the smiles on the kids faces........Anyway, I will be worming for advice as I go!
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Also new here. I just received my FC-470 on Friday and I'm located in Portland as well!

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I am absolutely new to inflatable boats! So, I just bought a Zodiac F 470 used. I have been looking a little, mostly craigslist & the local shops, & this one showed up on a trailer, & looks like it needs a little work. So, I figure this forum might be a good place to start the adventure! My kids are really looking forward to whats ahead, my wife, she will come around when she see's the smiles on the kids faces........Anyway, I will be worming for advice as I go!
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Old 28 April 2013, 15:30   #6
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I am looking forward to some good times! I took the boat to IBC in Portland, & its getting a check up. Man are those stinkin valves expensive!! Anyway, I'm also looking for a 40hp short shaft outboard, of course the boat didn't have a motor. But its a process......
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Anyway, I'm also looking for a 40hp short shaft outboard
I thought that those took a long (20") shaft?
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I have an older F470 & I have been told I need a short shaft motor, or modify the transom for a long shaft motor.
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FC470's can be specced for short or long shaft, long is more common though.
You'll have to measure the height of your transom and post the results here to be sure.

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Old 29 April 2013, 12:00   #10
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Not exactly what I wanted to hear as I suspect my valves need repair/replacement as well. How much are they? I'm taking mine in to IBC this week.

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