Zodiac Replaceable Tubsets or Naked Boats Exclusive Pics!

I get asked a lot about replaceable tubesets and the Zodiac Advantage by even the most salty of sailors so I thought I’d share some boat porn.
Zodiac pioneered the replaceable tubeset to keep old boats as good as new by simply sliding the old tubes off and sliding a new set on. Sounds simple, and it is. Just as promised simply slide off the old and slide on the new.

Some models that make use of this system are the Zodiac Yachtline Series and the Zodiac Pro Series.
Let’s take a look at the Zodiac Yachtline Series first: (warning photos of boats in various stages of undress to follow)

bow keepers/nipples
bow keepers/nipples
main tube bolt rope slot
main tube bolt rope slot
after tube retainer slot and main bolt rope slot
after tube retainer slot and main bolt rope slot
Naked Zodiac Yachtline 340 DL prior to tubeset,  and Seadek installation
Naked Zodiac Yachtline 340 DL prior to tubeset, and Seadek installation

We find it helpful to spray soapy water onto and into the bolt rope slots to act as lube for the installation process.

At this point we attach the bow keepers/nipples with screws and the aft tube retainers into their slots.
At this point we attach the bow keepers/nipples with screws and the aft tube retainers into their slots.
Fully Dressed and Ready
Fully Dressed and Ready

The tubeset installation process is virtually identical for the Zodiac Pro Series hulls. Take a look at a naked Zodiac Bayrunner 500 Pro Touring:

bow keepers/nipples and main tube bolt rope slots
bow keepers/nipples and main tube bolt rope slots
naked Zodiac Bayrunner 500 Touring
naked Zodiac Bayrunner 500 Touring
Zodiac Bayrunner 500 Touring tubes installed not inflated
Zodiac Bayrunner 500 Touring tubes installed not inflated
tubes on prior to inflation
tubes on prior to inflation
tubeset installed and inflated
tubeset installed and inflated

There you have it the “Birds & Bees” of tubeset replacement and yet another reason why Zodiac innovates and dominates the genre of inflatable boats and RIBs. You deserve the best you deserve a Zodiac.

Get yours today online at www.inflatableboats.com or by calling (503)235-2628 and speaking with one of the industries leading experts on inflatable boats and RIBs.