Zodiac Fish N Hunt 310 Assembly

So you paid your money and got your boat and now you’re ready to venture out. First you have to unbox and assemble it but, “Where do I start?” you ask.

1. Box

The Big Box Arrives!
The Big Box Arrives!

2. Open The Box

Open your box carefully,
Open your box carefully

3. Unpack and inspect your contents, you should have a boat, foot pump, oars, oar locks, a bag, 1 seat bench, 2 stringers, floorboards, patch kit. Most of the small items will be in your spare parts kit.

Check your inventory.
Check your inventory.

4. Unroll your boat and remove all packing from the hull and valves, transom, etc.

Unroll and remove all pacing material.
Unroll and remove all packing material.

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5. Inflate the chambers and keel without the floorboards, leave for at least a half hour to “stretch”. This allows for easy assembly the first time (easier anyway), the first time assembly is the toughest.

Stretch your boat without floor boards you'll be glad you did!
Stretch your boat without floor boards you’ll be glad you did!
While you are stretching your boat for the first assembly lay ouy the floorboards, stringers, oars and seat.
While you are stretching your boat for the first assembly lay out, the floorboards, stringers, oars and seat.

6. Deflate the hull and place first two bow boards into the boat in their correct positions.

Deflate the boat and place the first 2 bow boards in the boat.
Deflate the boat and place the first 2 bow boards in the boat.
Floorboard #1, position valve in the center of the hole in the floorboard.
Floorboard #1, position valve in the center of the hole in the floorboard.
Add floorboard #2
Add floorboard #2

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7. Install transom floorboard.

Install transom floorboard
Install transom floorboard

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8. Install remaining middle floorboard overlapping the transom board, then make a “tent” by lifting the transom and middle floorboards up so the pieces mate at the joints. After you have the tent up push down at the point and make all floorboards flat.

Overlap the transom and middle floorboards at joints.
Overlap the transom and middle floorboards at joints.

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Make a "tent" at the joints while ensuring all the boards are correctly aligned.
Make a “tent” at the joints while ensuring all the boards are correctly aligned.
Push down the "tent" until all the floorboards are flat.
Push down the “tent” until all the floorboards are flat.

9. Install the stringers on both sides

Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers
Install stringers

10. Inflate and install oars and seat (note install seat bench before boat is at pressure or it will be extremely hard to place the bench after)

The keel is the last chamber to inflate.

Inflate the keel last.
Inflate the keel last.

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11. Enjoy!