New Zodiac 733 owner
Hi, I am both new to Ribnet and a new owner of a zodiac 733. I was hoping that you guys could give me some advice. I should warn you i have never owned a boat of any kind as this is my first. I actually baught it because me and my wife are heavy into scuba diving. The boat i baught was actually listed here some time ago and when i got it i kinda went into it knowing that the boat would need to be repowered. It originally was a RCMP patrol boat that had evinrude FICHT motors (2000). These motors from what i can tell are notoriously unreliable. One has low compression on thre cylinders and i suspect it is a scuffed piston.... Anyway, i am looking at a costly rebuild to purchase new electronics and motors... If you have any advice on what you have learned over your experiences or would just like to tell me a story to get me pumped up i'm all ears. I head out this weekend to begin the restoration. I am taking the deck up and inspecting the fuel cells, cleaning inside the hull, pulling the console out and taking some of the old shit out of it... The plan is to go with a raymarine E7d display, i have a 16km radar (ratheon) and i am installing a new clarion sound system which i am pumped about. The motors are my biggest concern. The boat requies 175 hp to plane properly and i have been told to just put 100's on the back.... People talk to me about fuel... Bla bla bla... What is the concenus here. 150's or 100's? Anyway i have wrote enough please share your knowledge with me..