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Old 17 June 2020, 16:27   #1
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Hi there,
I am looking to restore and old zodiac rib. This will be my first boat and Iím having trouble finding out the model and specs. From looking online Iím guessing itís a Zodiac 470 (itís 4.7 metres). It would be very much appreciated if anyone has any information on it. I will attach pictures of the boat now.
Itís in rough condition. The tubes will need to be replaced and I have received a quote for Ä2500.
The transom also needs repair and I am thinking using timer over the pourable resin alternative.
Thanks for reading! Hopefully someone has some bit of advice.
Kieran.
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Old 18 June 2020, 07:12   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet.

To be honest I'd strip that for parts and use the money to buy something complete and serviceable. It's a shallow V hull and there's better out there for what you'll pay to restore it.
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Old 18 June 2020, 07:19   #3
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To be honest I'd strip that for parts and use the money to buy something complete and serviceable. It's a shallow V hull and there's better out there for what you'll pay to restore it.
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Old 18 June 2020, 07:40   #4
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It's this project vs purchase debate again. As much as I like the project route, that is a pretty big undertaking for your first boat. Good luck but I'd have to agree with the other two.

And welcome to the forum. I have some fond (lack of) memories of Cork.
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Old 18 June 2020, 09:27   #5
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That looks beyond economic repair, I'm guessing but a €2500 will probably be rather basic or and EX VAT. Add a reasonable outboard for another €2000 and you'd be buying something serviceable with some extras maybe a sounder or a radio that would be more or less ready to go.
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Old 18 June 2020, 12:08   #6
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Sorry, but I also have to agree. That thing is not worth restoring. It will cost you more to restore than buying a nice used one. I am love doing projects, but I have learned when to tell myself that its not worth the trouble or expense. I say this, even if the boat was given to you with no purchase expense. Good luck
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Old 18 June 2020, 12:17   #7
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I just had Sea Fury retubed with a few extra bits at 5K
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