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Old 26 June 2007, 18:10   #1
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Zodiac maximim transom weights error?

Guys

The honda 90 is 174kg, the zodiac handbook supplied with the pro open550 says max 165kg, but the Zodiac 2006 brochure says 195kg

- does anyone know if zodiac has beefed up the transom or not?

whats the real maximum - is the motor (which has been on since new) too heavy?

does anyone have access to any zodiac technical data?

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Old 27 June 2007, 15:29   #2
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I've sent you a PM - my manual says max weight 189kg and max HP 120 for the 2007 model. However, the marketing brochure suggests the max weight is 195kg which supports the fact that I have seen Suzuki 115 4-strokes on the transom - weight 189kg plus fluids!!

Hope this helps

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Old 27 June 2007, 17:24   #3
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I've sent you a PM - my manual says max weight 189kg and max HP 120 for the 2007 model. However, the marketing brochure suggests the max weight is 195kg which supports the fact that I have seen Suzuki 115 4-strokes on the transom - weight 189kg plus fluids!!

Hope this helps

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Old 27 June 2007, 17:38   #4
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thanks guys

My 1999 hull is plated 165kg and this has been confirmed back to me today by a specialist.

More recently Zodiac have been stating 195kg - i have records from 2005 and 2006, but I'm not sure when this changed exactly. I also have written to zodiac for them to reconfirm against my serial number.

It looks like changes have occurred, maybe Zodiac new of the problem and beefed it up!!
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Old 28 June 2007, 15:25   #5
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Zodiac rep confirmation

Today a Zodiac representative confirmed to me:-

1) the transom max for my year is 165kg - exactly as the CE plate on the boat.

2) The dealer is supposed to abide by certain 'rules' and comply with various CE requirements and in putting a heavier engine on they break that Agreement.

3) On more recent years the max transom weight has been increased - to target 4 strokes - as the earlier versions were designed for the 2 stroke market

so it all stacks up now....
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