Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 August 2020, 13:46   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Portland, OR
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 2
Advice on an F470 Zodiac?

Went for a ride on my buddy’s, had a good time. Seems like a good play boat that could take our 7 person family up and down river to get to some beaches in the summer.

Looking for advice on this boat in particular. The 25hp motor would likely only be used til the end of summer, I’d search out a 40hp over winter. I’d ditch the seats and wood floor too. My concern is the cracking and fading on the rubstrake which is grey with splotches, I’ve never seen one that’s not all black.

Anyone with more than experience than me have any thoughts on this boat?

Thanks in advance.
Jason

https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/...162170202.html
__________________

__________________
Jasonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2020, 21:03   #2
Member
 
cgoing's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: Connecticut
Make: Zodiac
Length: 6m +
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 687
That is a very old F 470 . It looks like an early version with s 15” shaft transom. If so gonna be hard to find a recent 40hp with a 15” shaft. Rubrail does not look original .
__________________

__________________
Chris Going
DinghyPro
chris@dinghypro.net
www.DinghyPro.net
cgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 August 2020, 12:43   #3
Member
 
Country: USA
Boat name: Valor
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 5m +
Engine: 135HP
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 48
Jason,

I would keep looking and check for government auctions as well. 15.5 feet is where you want to start, but I would lean towards a RIB if you want to go out on the Columbia.

If you can stay way from older 2-strokes. If you can find a newer one that's better, but I don't know what your budget is or your time frame. If you want to go for a ride in a RIB just let me know.

VT
__________________
vancouvertechie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
zodiac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.