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Old 14 January 2007, 05:06   #11
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Originally Posted by no fear View Post
I can say they do have crack problems with some of their ranges of hulls, you will find some posts i,m sure
They don't seem to have a UK website with anything sensible like prices on.

But I did find a Zodiac not much bigger than mine with twin 90s with an asking price of 59000 so I think that may be a bit outside my price range... I could buy a few spare hulls from Humber for that price

A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

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Old 14 January 2007, 05:10   #12
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59000 sounds like a bargain

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Old 14 January 2007, 06:16   #13
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They no longer have a Uk office it is all been moved to France and any warrantry claims are handled through Avon as they are part of the same group apparently.

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Old 14 January 2007, 06:19   #14
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Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
All Zodiacs, or just some of them?
Just had a quick "skim" through an old brochure - and it looks like all of them do (2005 brochure). I notice they claim to have a patent on their removable tube system - so its unlikely anyone else will be doing it exactly the same way.

Sorry no prices in it...
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Old 14 January 2007, 06:27   #15
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If i remember correctly, Bombard also did removable tubes, but not sure what the system was that they used. This is quite some years back, when they were definitely part of the Zodiac group. don't know who owns them not, so maybe they no longer do them.
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Old 14 January 2007, 07:50   #16
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valentine class rib lifeboats as used by KNRM in holland (and also Cromer independent I think in uk) tubes attached by webbing straps. They had one in for service when I last visited them-just dropped the tubes off before taking it into the workshops to save some space in there.
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Old 14 January 2007, 08:01   #17
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No problems with cracks thus far, no problems at all in fact ,and I,m not in the habit of showing much mercy when out on the water so in fact its coped rather well .With mass produced goods i,m sure you will always find the odd one that isn,t up to scratch.By the way I thought that head office for Zodiac was south of the Midlands unless its no more .
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Old 14 January 2007, 08:16   #18
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The tube set on my boat simply bolts on, there is a flap of material at the bottom of the tube running the length of the sponson, this flap is through bolted to the boat using clamping bars on the outside and a flange on the hull which is drilled out about every 6 inches. It takes about 1 1/2 hrs to bolt them down or remove them. This is an effective and simple way of securing them to the boat, any manufacturer could do this if they wanted to.
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Old 14 January 2007, 08:27   #19
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try carson ribs from fawley marine (steve harvey posts as pressman) he did have an ex demo 6mtr for sale he also posted the full build of one of their ribs on this forum
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Old 16 January 2007, 03:33   #20
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[QUOTE=BogMonster;181722] Looking to the future .... I know there are some makes of RIB out there which have some sort of detachable tube system.

I thought you all ready had one

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