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Old 13 February 2016, 14:19   #1
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Advice on a Zodiac Yachtline 480 appreciated

Hello, I am looking at a 2002 Zodiac YL480d with a 4 stroke 75 Yamaha. (Fresh water use only) I am asking for advice on this boat. I am particularly interested in any mechanical or hull/tube issue, also A gauge of value, low to high price range of this boat. Thank you for any information.
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Old 14 February 2016, 00:53   #2
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Hello, I am looking at a 2002 Zodiac YL480d with a 4 stroke 75 Yamaha. (Fresh water use only) I am asking for advice on this boat. I am particularly interested in any mechanical or hull/tube issue, also A gauge of value, low to high price range of this boat. Thank you for any information.
Examine the rearmost seams, underside. If there is cracking or peeling, the boat was ran underinflated. It's a pretty difficult repair to do properly.

Examine the transom. Wiggle the outboard. If there is flexing, the transom box should be repaired or replaced (I've seen this a lot with the older "transom box" boats)

Examine the bolt rope assembly. If the bonding is weak, the assembly should be reglued completely.

Maybe post some pictures?
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Old 14 February 2016, 12:58   #3
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Thank you for the great tips. Limited on pics due to the boat being in storage. Deflating the tubes should be a good indication of the rope or cord condition to see if it needs reglued?
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Thank you for the great tips. Limited on pics due to the boat being in storage. Deflating the tubes should be a good indication of the rope or cord condition to see if it needs reglued?
Deflating the tube is required.

If you can can easily peel the bolt rope, then regluing of the entire assembly would be mandatory.
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