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Old 27 December 2009, 16:07   #1
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Tubes for Zodiac Pro 530

I would appreciate advice re the best place to buy replacement tubes for my Zodiac Pro 530 - either from the USA or Europe. I am based in Australia and would like to buy these direct from Zodiac to avoid the high mark ups of the local dealer.

Does anyone have a second hand or new set they would like to sell?

Part number is Z6859 FLOTTEURS PRO 530 RED

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Old 27 December 2009, 16:13   #2
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It might be cheaper to get one of the lads on here to make you a set and get them shipped out rather than buy direct from Zodiac.
I'm sure one of them will be along shortly?
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Seems this is a special order part only with tubes coming direct from France (allow 6-8 weeks). A US dealer is quoting $4,900 (USD) plus shipping (pack weighs 120lbs). How does that compare with local dealer?
http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/ZOD/ZODZ6859.html
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It might be cheaper to get one of the lads on here to make you a set and get them shipped out rather than buy direct from Zodiac.
I'm sure one of them will be along shortly?
I have had this conversation with Paul Tilley and he says he doesnt like turning work away but its cheaper to buy them from zodiac.Which was nice to get a truthful answer
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Are the original tubes, fancy Strongan or Hypalon fabric ?
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From what I know, PVC oops, let's call that Strongan.
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I have had this conversation with Paul Tilley and he says he doesnt like turning work away but its cheaper to buy them from zodiac.Which was nice to get a truthful answer
Zodiac it is then.
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Email these guys for a quote, they are official Zodiac dealers and gave me a great price on new tubes but it may be the shipping costs that are the killer.

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Zodiac it is then.
Nah! sell it and buy a mans RIB complete with bar, birds, and a bog.
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Tubes Zodiac Pro 530

Many thanks guys for your responses - this site is great I must say and its very helpful to get these details.

I am waiting for the local dealer to give me a price - the service at this time of the year in Australia is hopeless as everyone is on hols pretty much until the end of Jan! My guess is the price will be around A$6500 ie u$5700 - in which case very little saving compared with the Shipstore price when you add shipping. Generally in Australia most stuff is more expensive as the market is protected by the tyranny of distance (Golf clubs are 2* the price cf the USA!). Anyway will post when I get the official price.

By the way - would like to see a photo of a mans RIB - or did it go to Eve! (Actually I my view of mans RIB is an Avon Searider - they really cut through the cr..p when out in the Ocean)
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