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Old 24 July 2006, 15:32   #1
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Iv'e got a 2002 Zodiac Medline 2. The top surface of the sponsons has over the last few months become very sticky. So much so that any footprints etc have become permanent (visted the Isle of Man and a Manx cat happened to walk down the port sponson you've guessed it I now have cat prints all over. Any suggestions or ideas of a cure as I shudder to think what will happen when Autumn arrives.
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Old 24 July 2006, 15:37   #2
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Iv'e got a 2002 Zodiac Medline 2. The top surface of the sponsons has over the last few months become very sticky. So much so that any footprints etc have become permanent (visted the Isle of Man and a Manx cat happened to walk down the port sponson you've guessed it I now have cat prints all over. Any suggestions or ideas of a cure as I shudder to think what will happen when Autumn arrives.
It sounds like they have begun to polymerize, basically break down under UV light. This can be slowed down and if its not to bad but its not a good sign. My local sailing club ribs are doing this becuase they leave them uncovered the whole time and they have been exposed to the sun for years.
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Old 24 July 2006, 15:49   #3
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http://pristinemarine.co.uk/product....chFor=&PT_ID=7
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Old 24 July 2006, 17:17   #4
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It sounds like they have begun to polymerize, basically break down under UV light. This can be slowed down and if its not to bad but its not a good sign. My local sailing club ribs are doing this becuase they leave them uncovered the whole time and they have been exposed to the sun for years.
Thanks for the quick reply, the Medline has been covered up for most of the time do you think the only out come will be to retube.
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Thanks Andy Iv'e kept the link and will give it a try as the Zodiac restorer is of no use at all.
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Thanks for the quick reply, the Medline has been covered up for most of the time do you think the only out come will be to retube.
Eventually yes, but with out seeing it is hard to say. A proffesional deep clean and then an over dose of tube conditining products and protectors may well give you lots more time. hard to say with out seeing it.

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Really helpfull advice, thanks very much Stephen Iv'e just looked through the Zodiac papers and it seems that the rib still has a few months warranty left out of the 5 years so Iv'e sent an email up to Avon/Zodiac.
They have asked if I will email a few photo's as I get any response I will post on this thread with the results.
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Really helpfull advice, thanks very much Stephen Iv'e just looked through the Zodiac papers and it seems that the rib still has a few months warranty left out of the 5 years so Iv'e sent an email up to Avon/Zodiac.
They have asked if I will email a few photo's as I get any response I will post on this thread with the results.
I would be very interested to here what they say and or do.
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My Med II tubes......

......certainly do not look as good compared to the tubes on my previous Med I which, was two years older. In fact, I saw the old girl recently and her tubes, looked better than mine.

I use REVIVAL by Zodiac, it seems to do the job but since they changed it from a liquid to a compound, it's just not as good.

By the way, if you ever wish to sell your Med II, let me know, I have a buyer lined up already. He is desparate for mine but I ain't sellin'.
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Old 28 July 2006, 18:06   #10
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certainly do not look as good compared to the tubes on my previous Med I which, was two years older. In fact, I saw the old girl recently and her tubes, looked better than mine.
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yep I know what you mean its just an inconvenience I just hope it sorts its self out. I'm going to give it a real good scrub this next week just to get rid of the footprints if nothing else. What year is your Medline 2 ??
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