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Old 29 November 2018, 09:49   #1
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Pressure Release Valves

Good day all

Anybody know what these are on my 2004 zodiac pro open 550

im hoping pressure release valves?

Any help appreciated folks

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Old 29 November 2018, 11:45   #2
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Are both holes threaded? If so I say mounts for accessories. Oars or rod holders?
Just a guess.
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Not valves in the wrong place facing up usually inside of tube next to inflation valve as pagick says for an accessory would be my guess too
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I’ve always though they were for a cover over the console, Are they called Bimini tops/covers?
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Old 29 November 2018, 12:45   #5
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Iíve always though they were for a cover over the console, Are they called Bimini tops/covers?
Bimini top mounts have screws forward/aft not port starboard. And only need one mount each side.
Iím betting rod holders.
Better take up fishing!
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Thank you for the responses

There is no thread in any of the holes. The two holes in each 'thing' are only about 2mm wide and dont look as if they could support much. Will upload a clear shot looking down at them

Shame was hoping they were valves, damm it

Fishing is only good with a spear and flippers, maybe a rod holder could be adapted to hold a can of ale!?
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Old 29 November 2018, 15:31   #7
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Looking at the manual there is no mention of them in the boat schematic. Everything else is covered bar these annoyingly. Makes me think there possibly after market ?

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the plot thickens
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Does every section of tube have one?

I.e between baffles
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Not what I expected to see close up. Looks like my guess is wrong.
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I dont think so. Believe there are three baffles to my boat and its possible that these things cover the aft and middle baffle but not froward. Im baffled!
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Hazard another guess? Im taking the rib upto Seawake North Wales in a few weeks. Hopefully they may know
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They aren't pressure realease valves
https://www.bridgeyachts.com/zod-parts-z6632.html
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They aren't pressure realease valves
https://www.bridgeyachts.com/zod-parts-z6632.html
Thanks for clearing that up Dave

Still non the wiser as to their purpose
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Thanks for clearing that up Dave



Still non the wiser as to their purpose


My first thought was interface port for a tri-phase flux multiplexer. But on closer inspection, I think it could be a mounting point for an alternative reality transponder beacon.
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>>>Still non the wiser as to their purpose

Don't normally play with the big boys in RIB matters but I have a link to an older Zodiac brochure in favourites. Page 13 here... http://www.zodiac-boats.co.uk/acatal...S_UK-DE-BD.pdf

Part numbers as Dave Cowell says which are mounts for this handrail. Look to be in correct position for that??

See also image from parts diagram that shows a funny little insert for the holes which may be broken off or stuck in your holes.
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Don't normally play with the big boys in RIB matters


Jeez Fenlander, well done that man, cracked it.

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They are mounting bases for a rail that is designed to hold a bimini top.
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Hi all

It's a foo foo valve most definatlely .
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