Originally Posted by tsijon
Thanks. I can get a better deal on a Bombard however I am leary of getting another PVC boat. I understand the Hypalon stands up much better.
Is the new Bombard PVC (or whatever they call it now) better than the older 1990's version?
I have a 1998 Bombard Explorer 600 with a Yamy 115 and very happy with it in any weather condition.
Mine is Hypalon by the way from 9' so I don't know where you get this about them being made of PVC in the 90's.
I was surprised to see a pad about 6" wide at the back of the V-hull, sure makes it ride high and dry in calmer water. I usually maintain 80kph with 130 litres of fuel and 3 people plus some gear onboard. The boat being 12 years old is still very solid but the tubes did give me issues 2 years ago. The seams underneath the cones delaminated a little, I repaired it but also added a large patch of hypalon seeing that is the worst area for friction with water.
Hope this helps