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Lil' Bote Argh!

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Update: Argh! So, the downside of the "barn find" Zodiac manifests.
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The floor has spontaneously peeled away from the tubes all across the bow! Fortunately it didn't do it while on the water. I went for about a ten mile run on fairly flat water - just a few wind ripples. Then put the boat back on the trailer, covered under a tarp for a week. And the floor just dropped out, where the high pressure floor and the keel press on it. Well... maybe it was coming loose under way. Now I recall that on the way back, the boat seemed to be "bouncing" off the swell, even when there wasn't any visible. It was puzzling... But I'm sure I'd have noticed THAT when putting the boat on the trailer.

So, repair plans: Ought to be simple, but cleaning all that old glue off might take a while. Glue it back in place, then add an outer tape all around the floor/tube joint?

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Updated 05-19-2018 at 07:27 PM by toddster (sad events)

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