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Old 06 April 2014, 19:38   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: bradford
Boat name: futura mk2c
Make: zodiac
Length: 4m +
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Hello everyone, new member from yorkshire

Hi there, I'm Rob. I decided to join this forum after purchasing our first real boat, a Zodiac Futura MK2c, just in time for summer.

Unfortunately, it seems that we have bought a bit of a wreck as, after getting it home, found that the baffle in the main tube has burst. There seems to be no chance of getting our money back and I am not happy to sell it on to someone in it's unsafe condition.

Before I bin it, I might as well try and repair it. I would like any advice that anyone could give me. I have access to a PVC welding torch and have experience welding solid PVC. Does anybody know where exactly I should open the tubes up to gain best access to the baffle? Also does anybody know exactly what I will find once I have opened it up?

I would be grateful for any help or any better ideas that you may have.

Wish I could be introducing myself on a better note

Thanks, Rob
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Old 06 April 2014, 19:52   #2
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Boat name: SHARKY
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If it doesn't leak I would run it. Cutting the boat open to repair it is very intrusive, and being a baffle inside the boat it will not be an easy repair and could easily fail again. The baffle patch would have to be able to flex in two directions not one.
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