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Old 24 January 2011, 13:42   #11
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and I didnīt drive like a racing driver....... and the river Danube is normally not dangerous to drive.
How fast were you driving when you crossed the 80cm wave/wake?
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Old 24 January 2011, 13:52   #12
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Mine is also a Cat B hull and has been out in ways higher than the total length of the boat, once!
While it wasn't deliberate and I wouldn't want to do it again nothing fell off or broke.
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... but obviously this has happened to a lot of Zodiac owners...
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Has it??
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Old 24 January 2011, 17:50   #15
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Looking at this Medline 3, there are additional stainless steel straps and screws at the bow. Not sure if this has been added by the owner is or if it's factory supplied like this? Would certainly add a degree of support if the boat was stuffed.
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Old 25 January 2011, 07:55   #16
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How fast were you driving when you crossed the 80cm wave/wake?
Maybe half speed (full speed max. 60 km/h).

In the Zodiac-Compendium I cantīt find, that the boat is only allowed to used as a island for bathing or as ab bath-tub. My boat is construction Cat. B (open water, waves 4-metre, wind 8 bf.).
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The normal Zodiac method of tube attachment is the tongue and grove type, which is why you wont see any fabric for glueing. It enables "easy" tube removal, but i guess not in this case!
i don't know they look like they came off easy too me
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In summary then, it hit a wave and the front fell off?

It's more common than I had realised:

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The normal Zodiac method of tube attachment is the tongue and grove type, which is why you wont see any fabric for glueing. It enables "easy" tube removal, but i guess not in this case!
This tongue is demolished (you can see it on the pictures), and it was not possible to repair.

If you know names of concerned persons, please tell them to me.
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your boat look's a fairly simple repair, it will mean removing the tudes, making a new tougue. glue it on and refit them, at least your tudes are still inflated and not shredded
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