Zodiac Boat Patch?

Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:55 pm

Thanks again! I'll be going down there again soon to work on the place, will get some pics... :)
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Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:32 pm

I have a friend that is in the business of fixing Zodiacs . His name is Gator . Email him gatorkeen@hotmail.com.
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Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:23 pm

It's a Bombard. Made in France. It's 10'. I pulled it out from under the porch and cleaned it today. I put air in it and it's not leaking air, just water is seeping in. I'm thinking a tube of 5200, caulk it up and wait a week. I still can't tell where it's actually leaking except that corner. I put it in the water bone dry and got in it. As soon as I put my weight near the transom water started seeping in. The fiberglass bottom is retained to the fabric with some kind of interlocking aluminum channel.
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Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:40 pm

from thier web site
"Then we build boats with virtually indestructible seams, thanks to Thermobonding. This fuses the fabric together, as well as welding the inner and outer joining strips in a fully automated head fusion process. It totally eliminates the old-fashioned glueing method still used by some manufactueres.So it is very reliable. You can tell by the excellent finish."


http://www.inflatableboats.net/bombard.htm
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call the number at the bottom and ask???
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Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:50 pm

Well. I just ran a tube of 5200 all around this boat and I'm going to tell the people they should consider getting a new boat. The fabric itself seems very intact and pliable, but this inflatable is literally falling apart at the seams. The stuff I get myself into. Also, on the 5200 caulk tube ( $18 wtf) it says do not use alcohol as a cleaner as it can prevent curing of the product. Little things like that when I'm trying to do a million things at once, can get so aggravating. So I used some lacquer thinner. By the way, they have twin electric lifts on their dock, an awesome ChrisCraft speedboat, and a big center console fishing boat.
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Re: Zodiac Boat Patch?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:23 pm

the 5200 is awsome stuff. way pricy tho. the 4200 is good also and it the fast dry stuff.. in the green tube. nothing cheap about it.
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