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Old 01 October 2013, 10:44   #1
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SRMN v Hurricane

For example 550 SRMN v 533 or similar Hurricane. How do they differ in handling, performance. I'm pretty sure I'm unlikely to push them to their limit. How would Open Pro 550 or say Yachtline compare to heavy duty one. Tubes are not as durable I imagine. What about handling.
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Old 12 October 2013, 17:37   #2
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For example 550 SRMN v 533 or similar Hurricane. How do they differ in handling, performance. I'm pretty sure I'm unlikely to push them to their limit. How would Open Pro 550 or say Yachtline compare to heavy duty one. Tubes are not as durable I imagine. What about handling.
I have no experience with the smaller Milpro Zodiacs, but I tested a 730 SRMN in France before buying the Hurticane. The 730 is much lighter, rated for 200 bhp IIRC, very nice ride, stiff hull, the tubes touched the water at read and the boat was great for inshore diving. I found no way to install a reserve fuel tank in the 730. I decided to spend twice more for the Hurricane 733, the 733 is heavier and the ride is better, for the length.
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i have a 730 SRMN and it is far from "commercial" grade as implied. ... NO seam tape and the cone seam came open!

can (also) be a wet ride with load of passengers on choppy day!

pretty far from hurricane quality ... guess it is all about your use!

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Take this with a grain of salt, but the dealer I got my Hurricane from (I think!) told me that this SRMN line was the former Bombard line... If so, it's a much lighter duty boat and designed to get to a price point. Hurricanes are so expensive that a rare few can afford new.
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Take this with a grain of salt, but the dealer I got my Hurricane from (I think!) told me that this SRMN line was the former Bombard line... If so, it's a much lighter duty boat and designed to get to a price point. Hurricanes are so expensive that a rare few can afford new.
I was told the same by the French Milpro people during my research. They reinforced the hull and decks. I have no info on the tubes.
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Hurricane

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Not quite just 04/18/2013. That was before I started to consider one.
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How about a Willard?
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Willard would be good too but haven't seen many in the smaller sizes. Inboards don't make sense to me in anything smaller than the 6m boats.

Vancouver BC craigslist is a good place to monitor for zodiacs.
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Sure I'd just get one of those 730s.
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