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Forum: Say Hello | New Member Introductions 24 February 2022, 03:49
Replies: 5
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Posted By office888
It's an Avon Rover RIB, probably R3.11 is the...

It's an Avon Rover RIB, probably R3.11 is the model.

You'll need to file paperwork for your state since it's been registered before.

Otherwise, you can just contact Zodiac US for a replacement...
Forum: Engines & props 16 November 2021, 00:18
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By office888
Carb float problem. Bad adjustment of needle...

Carb float problem. Bad adjustment of needle height or clogged jet. Remove the carb rack and have it professionally cleaned ultrasonically.
Forum: RIBnet North America 27 September 2021, 22:41
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By office888
Importers like that open every year. They...

Importers like that open every year. They usually disappear in ~3 to 5 years when their 1st sold boats start falling apart.

What's the question?
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 27 September 2021, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By office888
Those are factory lifting points.

Those are factory lifting points.
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 27 September 2021, 22:37
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By office888
Zodiac, I can tell from the heat welding on the...

Zodiac, I can tell from the heat welding on the floor.

It's for factory trim tabs.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 September 2021, 22:27
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By office888
Lots of interesting theories in here, but they're...

Lots of interesting theories in here, but they're all phlogiston.

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The tubeset is PVC likely. Both materials were offered.

For rebonding, it is vital that all old adhesive is removed. ...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 March 2021, 04:45
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By office888
Inflate the boat to operating pressure and let it...

Inflate the boat to operating pressure and let it sit for about a day, then deflate and assemble. Gotta give it time to stretch a bit.
Forum: RIBnet North America 18 March 2021, 04:44
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By office888
Two reasons; 1.) COVID 2.) the factory. Or...

Two reasons;
1.) COVID
2.) the factory. Or more specifically; Zodiac is decreasing operations at their factory in Ayguesvives, and moving PVC tube set production to their facility in Enfidha,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 March 2021, 14:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By office888
Strongan is a specific PVC material made to a...

Strongan is a specific PVC material made to a specific construction standard. They use the same European fabric manufacturer as everyone else, but Zodiac orders a custom version.

Basically, the...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 December 2020, 02:39
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By office888
No, you have a leak somewhere. Put the boat on a...

No, you have a leak somewhere. Put the boat on a trailer, add jack stands at all four corners, and fill it up like a bathtub. Look for leaks that way.

Don’t forget the jackstands, water weighs a...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 28 December 2020, 02:37
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By office888
They’ll change pressure quite a bit with...

They’ll change pressure quite a bit with temperature fluctuation.

50F in the morning and 85F in the afternoon will produce a temperature swing of likkeee 1.5 psi, which is enough to deflate a boat.
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 13 September 2020, 16:56
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By office888
Yes, all other methods are the same. Acetone...

Yes, all other methods are the same.

Acetone and MEK are both ketones, but the evaporation rate of acetone is too fast. Use MEK. Wipe multiple times, allowing solvent to flash off between...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 13 September 2020, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By office888
The objective is to position the valve hole...

The objective is to position the valve hole directly over the location of the leak. Broom handle is to act as a lever to pry the valve hole around because the material tends to be heavy and...
Forum: RIBnet North America 26 August 2020, 23:50
Replies: 16
Views: 30,716
Posted By office888
Methylene chloride Let sit for 5-10 min ...

Methylene chloride
Let sit for 5-10 min
Scrape with a blunt metal putty knife
Repeat as needed
Neutralize with soap and water when complete
Forum: RIBnet Europe 03 July 2019, 01:51
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By office888
Pics? Sounds like Chinese origin stuff to me.

Pics? Sounds like Chinese origin stuff to me.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 June 2019, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By office888
Zodiac goes back and forth between screws and...

Zodiac goes back and forth between screws and thrubolting on windshields.

Given the age, I would take off the panel anyways to inspect and clean electrical connections.

The #1 cause of vessel...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 21 June 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By office888
Auto Marine Specialities Brian or Sue can...

Auto Marine Specialities

Brian or Sue can help
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 June 2019, 22:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By office888
Contact Pomerleau Les Bateaux, Léonard...

Contact Pomerleau Les Bateaux,

Léonard Fraser
piece@pomerlo.com

They can help you get a digital copy.

Zodiac still sells replacement tubes. Make sure the transom isn’t rotten. Other than...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 21 June 2019, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By office888
Where in Canada? Any Zodiac dealer sells...

Where in Canada?

Any Zodiac dealer sells them.

Or Defender.com.

Z2846 and z2847
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 June 2019, 18:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By office888
My memory is apparently lousy. I blame Styrene...

My memory is apparently lousy. I blame Styrene exposure.

PVC/PU outer skin with a butyl rubber inner bladder for your model.

Butyl is an elastomer. It should be repaired with 2-component...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 June 2019, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By office888
NAIAD are CSM/CR material. You need to use a...

NAIAD are CSM/CR material.

You need to use a two part "Hypalon" type polychloroprene adhesive with isocyanate reactant.


Follow the instructions by the manufacturer of the adhesive.

They...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 22 May 2019, 13:33
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By office888
I love doing inside patches through the valve. ...

I love doing inside patches through the valve. Customers are always surprised when they can see the abrasion, but it doesn't leak anymore.

Internal patches are best for longevity, because they're...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 May 2019, 01:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By office888
It’s not actually a 1984 boat, it’s a “series...

It’s not actually a 1984 boat, it’s a “series 1984”, probably from the late 90s.

Delrin valves usually leak from the cap. It’s best to replace the entire assembly. When people Teflon tape them,...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 29 April 2019, 19:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By office888
Valve caps are mandatory for an airtight seal.

Valve caps are mandatory for an airtight seal.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 April 2019, 18:26
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By office888
Oops, PVA vs PVAc apparently! However, polyvinyl...

Oops, PVA vs PVAc apparently! However, polyvinyl acetate is the ingredient for hairspray, which people sometimes use instead of Partall Film #10 (polyvinyl alcohol).

It should work the same,...
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