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Old 27 March 2024, 14:55   #1
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Restoration of a 2000 Zodiac Mark 2 C Futura S

The beginning!
In the on coming months I will try to bring a 2000 Zodiac Mark 2 C Futura S back to live with alot of love and even more work.
The boat was loaded this morning on a truck near Stuttgart in Germany and are now on it's way to me in the next coming days...
I haven't choosen which motor I will use on this boat yet, but I think it will be a Yamaha 30 or 40 HP short shaft from the same vintage as the boat.
You are very welcome give me advices on the repair and spareparts, maybe you have been through the same work before, and can share some advices to my work...
Happy sailing !
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Old 27 March 2024, 15:51   #2
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Good luck, interesting project. There's guides on rib.net that have repaired similar issues, just search. I did my bombard aerotec in 2022 that had similar problems.
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Old 27 March 2024, 15:57   #3
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Good luck, interesting project. There's guides on rib.net that have repaired similar issues, just search. I did my bombard aerotec in 2022 that had similar problems.
Thanks !
I hope your picture was from the beginning..and not the end of your projekt...
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Old 27 March 2024, 16:39   #4
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Nice, looking forward to seeing your progress. I've done the same for a couple of tired MKIII's and I'm starting another one in the next week or two.

I've been toying with the idea of making a custom aluminium transom this time around (with some inspiration stolen from Stryker boats in Canada) to cut down on the weight and prevent future rot.
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Old 27 March 2024, 21:42   #5
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I went thru the same thing with my previous MKII. The floor needs to come off, and re-glue everything. All the glue is failing. Fortunately the tubes themselves are thermo bonded and rarely fail. Once everything is glued back together, make sure all pressure is released on the glued parts, like the bow eye while being stored.

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Old 28 March 2024, 09:57   #6
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Nice, looking forward to seeing your progress. I've done the same for a couple of tired MKIII's and I'm starting another one in the next week or two.

I've been toying with the idea of making a custom aluminium transom this time around (with some inspiration stolen from Stryker boats in Canada) to cut down on the weight and prevent future rot.
That would be a nice projekt to follow...!
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Old 28 March 2024, 10:00   #7
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I went thru the same thing with my previous MKII. The floor needs to come off, and re-glue everything. All the glue is failing. Fortunately the tubes themselves are thermo bonded and rarely fail. Once everything is glued back together, make sure all pressure is released on the glued parts, like the bow eye while being stored.

Ask lots of questions and you will receive answers!
Yes my Futura would need a full monty, so I only the tubes left and then cleaning and checking everything and then gluing together again...
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Old 13 April 2024, 20:26   #8
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Good luck with your project! I have that exact same boat and I really like it.

A 3-cylinder 2-stroke Yamaha would probably be the best motor if you want a smooth running engine with plenty of power and you plan to use the steering console. I don't use the benches and console on mine and I like to keep it portable so I use a Suzuki 20 hp EFI motor. Another option could be the 25/30 hp Tohatsu 2-stroke. I bought one of those this winter but have not had a chance to try it yet. There is still ice on the lake a few more days.
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Old 14 April 2024, 11:45   #9
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It was after a fair bit of pre preparation for glueing which was time consuming itself.

Here's one closer to the end of the project, gives you a general idea of how I held the tubes to the transom. Seemed like a good idea at the time and so far it's all been fine, wood to pvc used hypalon glue, the rest pvc glue.
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