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Old 21 August 2019, 00:44   #1
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Zodiac Hurricane 590

Today I picked up my 3rd RIB and my 2nd Zodiac Hurricane. I have a lot of work ahead of me and a limited budget since this is my second boat. My current one is a Seasport Sportsman and I was using it to volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. After two years it was getting beat up and I decided to go with a RIB again.

I am looking at painting the tubes to get the last life out of them before having to purchase new ones. I started to take some of the bits and pieces off.

Anyway, here is my 1992 Zodiac Hurricane 590.

VT
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Old 21 August 2019, 11:52   #2
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Good day and good luck with your new boat. I heard a lot of good concerning this model.

I never saw those tubes and not related in any way with the owner, but you may check with him (or her) before investing or the actual one.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-bateau/rimou...ationFlag=true

Best regards.
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Old 22 August 2019, 11:57   #3
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Sorry, link does not work, try copy and paste this link:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-bateau/rimou...ationFlag=true
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Old 23 August 2019, 22:27   #4
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Sorry, link does not work, try copy and paste this link:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-bateau/rimou...ationFlag=true
Thank you! Its hard to tell where they are located and how to communicate to the seller.

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Old 24 August 2019, 07:42   #5
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Nice boat! I was looking at a few 590's when I got my boat, they were all 590 cabin models with twin 70's, I like the open ones like yours a lot better, hard to find though!

That Bimini top looks a bit scary, is it only supported by two pieces of tubing? Would be careful With that in any kind of sea.

What's on it for an engine? Can't see the hp in the pics.
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Old 24 August 2019, 09:11   #6
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Hey JohnRambo!

Kind of ironic that I use to use that name playing video games a long time ago. Yeah, that top is gone and a T-top is arriving this week. I am on the fence on the factory rear arch and might just go with a towing bit.

It has a 115HP on it and I ran it in the driveway for a little bit. Sounds good and started right up. I will do a compression check after getting the hull and tubes sorted out.

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Old 24 August 2019, 17:42   #7
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Well, this going to be my last try. Go to Kijiji.ca and put this ad number:1424852003
Good luck !
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Old 26 August 2019, 09:02   #8
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How long are the tubes holding air for? Looking at your pics, they look pretty rough. Amazing how much abuse they can take and still function as designed.
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Old 14 November 2019, 20:19   #9
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The tubes hold air for at least a week or so. The port side rear deflates a little faster than the others. Its either a valve or pinhole some where.

I have added a bolster seat and there are a few more items to get done.

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Old 18 November 2019, 14:11   #10
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New tubes look great. Where did you get them from?

my 540 could use a fresh set and i will be in the market next month to pick some up.
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Old 18 November 2019, 21:42   #11
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She looks great! I've had a 590 with 150 Yamaha 4 stroke on it for about 15 years anyway. It's an awesome boat and we've had some great adventures on her.

I'm curious about the new tubes... Can you share?

Mine:
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Old 23 November 2019, 13:19   #12
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Hello everyone!

These are not new tubes. I sanded and reconditioned the original ones to see how it would turn out. So far its okay. But if I can two more years out of them I will be happy.

Stoo- what kind of range are you getting with the 150? I have been looking at getting a 140 Suzuki with its lean burn technology.

Thanks,

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Old 30 December 2019, 18:48   #13
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She looks great! I've had a 590 with 150 Yamaha 4 stroke on it for about 15 years anyway. It's an awesome boat and we've had some great adventures on her.

I'm curious about the new tubes... Can you share?

Mine:
Stoo,

Can you tell me what prop you are running and what kind of performance are you experiencing?

Thanks!
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Old 05 January 2020, 15:15   #14
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Can you share what you have done with your tube?
Paint? Patch? Wat brand?
Thanks it looks awesome
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Old 09 January 2020, 21:09   #15
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Stoo,

Can you tell me what prop you are running and what kind of performance are you experiencing?

Thanks!
Sorry VT... I don't spend enough time here...

Previously I had a 150 Yamaha 2 stroke. I use the boat to dive so with 2 or 3 people and gear for same, I'd typically burn about 1.5 litres per mile @ 4200 rpm.

With the 4-stroke, I expected mileage to be better, but it's significantly better.... more like 3/4 litre per mile, so almost twice.

I still have a fuel line splitter on there and a couple of external tanks. If I was to use those, I would have something in excess of a 200 mile range I think.

Typically, I cruise at about 4200 rpm, seems to be her sweet spot. That give me about 32 kts or so. We have a lot of choppy seas here in the Great Lakes, but the boat handles it well.

While we're chatting, I'm curious about your tube treatment. Mine are in good shape, but ratty looking.
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Old 11 January 2020, 17:43   #16
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Can you share what you have done with your tube?
Paint? Patch? Wat brand?
Thanks it looks awesome
I did the sanding and prepping in the garage. Used 100 grit to take off the big stuff with and hand sander. Then 220 to smooth it out a bit. Then cleaned them and did 3 coats. I had bought 4 quarts, but I have only used 2.

Here is where I got the paint.

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Old 12 January 2020, 04:18   #17
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Old 17 January 2020, 14:14   #18
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It's a long time since I did any sailing, but the anti-fouling paint worked by gradually sluffing off over time, and taking the "stuff" with it. It was also laced with chemicals and was undoubtedly an environmental sh*tstorm. I'm sure things have changed, but I will wonder how anti-fouling paint will hold up.

Do you have many hours on it yet, or still rebuilding? Your boat does look great though!
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Old 20 January 2020, 12:24   #19
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I agree, but as this is my 2nd boat thats going to be used mainly for search and rescue along with patrols. I thought to give it a try.
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Old 20 January 2020, 12:29   #20
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This is my other boat and since my wife likes the comfort it gets most of the funds.
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