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Old 08 June 2009, 16:54   #1
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Zodiac Futura, replacement Floor!

Recently purchased a zodiac Futura fast roller, as reported on here. It has unfortunately presented a few problems. After a few attempts at fixing leaks in the H2P air floor I have come to the conclusion that the floors is scrap and needs to be replaced ( leaks along seams and around access holes for the inflatable keels)

Not quite sure how to go about this or more to the point the expense. Has anyone got any previous examples of purchasing a Zodiac floor either air floor or wooden or perhaps constructing one, thanks in advance.
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Old 08 June 2009, 17:12   #2
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i've made many floors, it's not that hard to do, 9ply baltic berch 1/2" or 13mm.
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Old 08 June 2009, 17:43   #3
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Interesting, how do you construct the battens that run between the tubes and the outside edge of the floor?
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Old 08 June 2009, 18:17   #4
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I have a complete good floor from a futura original zodiac one what size boat do you have
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Old 08 June 2009, 18:18   #5
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most hulls like yours do not need the rub rail on the inside to hold the floor in.
some use a alu' wedge on each side, some others nothing, the floor should fit like a tire on a rim, once aired up it can not come apart. the lip on the transom is a good idea, a chunk of alu' would work well thare.
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Old 08 June 2009, 18:20   #6
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The ply is resin coated and interlocks to each other also has 2 ali chanels to fit each side.in nice condition will sell if its any good to anyone.I have been meaning to boats and outboard or E-bay it
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Old 08 June 2009, 19:41   #7
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PM sent. My zodiac Futura is 3.8m
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Old 08 June 2009, 20:25   #8
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I have measured it its just over 3.1 metres from bow point to stern ply end the two pieces bow and stern are coated ply the other sections are a gelcoat non slip finnish topside and underside a red coating with interlocking chanels also not on photos two sterdy ali sections for side pieces to lock evrything together looking for 90.00 .They need a wash as they have been outside.Regards Peter
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Personally - I'd buy the 'stringers' from Zodiac which lock the aluminium floor sections in position. Agreed - the inflated tubes will hold everything tight, however there will still be a degree of flexing while underway, and if you hit a wave heavy, the floor could open.
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Old 09 June 2009, 17:55   #10
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Quoted on a new H2P floor today, 803+vat , thats more than I paid for the SIB and engine , PeterR's offer looks attractive, but I also have a number for a company who may be able to fix the original floor, we will see.
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PeterR my floor is 260cm long x 102cm wide, whats the width of yours? It may be I could cut your floor down to suit? Do you think it would be possible to remove the alloy strips in order to cut the floor to size?
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zodiac floor

PeterR....is this the floor you offered me a while back? Then told me it was for a 4.2mtr.
I have the exact same boat as Tinker,and after looking everywhere, I eventually made my own floor. dead easy to do, just as fast fred says it is.
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PeterR....is this the floor you offered me a while back? Then told me it was for a 4.2mtr.
I have the exact same boat as Tinker,and after looking everywhere, I eventually made my own floor. dead easy to do, just as fast fred says it is.
Yes the same floor as i said earlier couldnt remember what size the boat was and thanks for comfirming what it came from.
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PeterR my floor is 260cm long x 102cm wide, whats the width of yours? It may be I could cut your floor down to suit? Do you think it would be possible to remove the alloy strips in order to cut the floor to size?
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The three middle sections measure 1.9m the width is the same as yours 102cm and arfter haveing a good look yes the chanel ali will knock off and clip back on as it is secured by a serated edge on one of the inner edges of the chanel.I can send you some more detailed photos if you are interested i beleive it can easily be made to fit
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Thanks Peter, I have PM'd my email address to you for the photo's.
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Relacement floor patterns / pics

Hi Everyone,
I've read with a good level of excitement that you've managed to manufacture your own replacement floors. If have a mk2 FR but am keen to replace the floor with a wooden/composite one.
If anyone could share photos or details of their approach I'd be grateful - including where you sourced H-joints and stringers.
Many thanks in advance,
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