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Old 12 May 2014, 16:58   #11
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Hey all. I figured I'd close this post out now that I got the transom issue resolved. I ended up getting both sides professionally re-glued. Attached are some photos of my newly restored transom.
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Old 12 May 2014, 17:03   #12
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Wow, what an incredible job!
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Very tidy repair. It's as good as new.
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Old 12 May 2014, 21:51   #14
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I have a 1996 zodiac 115 HP RIB 427 inboard (see pics) parts hard to come by. I have been encouraged to convert it to outboard. Are transoms a universal size?Does a transom with four metal arms work?
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Old 13 May 2014, 01:09   #15
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Hi Eddie,

I definitely don't know the answer to that but I'm sure someone can shed some light.
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Old 23 May 2014, 11:23   #16
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I should have checked the boat before asking questions. In the meantime I found out that with all the arcing that happened in the motor it cannot be repaired so I have to put in a new engine. Since the zodiac is solid fiberglass from front to rear with only a square foot hole in rear where the engine fits it's impossible to put outboard on boat. Anyone got a cheap replacement engine for my 115 hp inboard Projet 427 Maxie? Boat is in good condition so I am willing to find an engine.
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I doubt you'll find a cheap engine, but inboard jets are still made and available. Whether you can find one that fits your (French?) motor mounts is another story. Mercury makes an inboard jet right now but its only available as a 200hp. Its possible that you could keep the existing jet and just put in a new block. Adapting your jet to a new block and getting the motor mounts all lined up is probably going to take some work. Try some of your local riverboat dealers, they are pretty jet savy and might be able to suggest some alternative blocks for your jet.
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Hey all. I figured I'd close this post out now that I got the transom issue resolved. I ended up getting both sides professionally re-glued.
Ninjah; Which shop did you take the boat to for repairs? Sal's in Alameda?


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Thanks Capnjack
The zodiac was built in British Columbia Canada and I live near Toronto. Hopefully the marine mechanic can come up with a solution for me to get boat on the water
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