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Old 11 July 2012, 19:23   #1
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Rib or Sib

Here is my problem. I have a 2002 Zodiac Futura II with a 50 HP Yam in great condition. My transom came unglued last year (wood to PVC part) so I reglued (used 5200 Marine adhesive) and than used aluminum on each side, basically permenently clamping the pvc to the transom with thru screws.

Now I have ungluing on the bottom on one corner right under the transom and am always nervous that the glue will fail at the tube and transom, losing my Yam.


so, here is my choices. $800 to $1000 for regluing the Futura by professionals OR buy a used YL380 Rib bottom (date mid 2000's) that has new Zodiac PVC tubes 12.5 ft./ console and bench seat for $2500.


The used rib with new tubes is rated for a 40 hp short and my Yam is a 2002 four stroke long shaft.

Really thinking about the switch. The moter is prestine.

Which way would you go.
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Old 11 July 2012, 19:53   #2
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Which way would you go.
I would probably just post the question on one forum
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Run a 1/8" or larger SS cable from the motor to the flooring, and you're good to go.

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