Originally Posted by Flyinghigh
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?