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Old 25 July 2014, 06:42   #21
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Well the quicksilver sold, the zodiac wants minimum $2500GPB equivalent, but the aerotec has dropped his minimum for me to $1400GBP, which includes a nice trailer and a 2006 30hp yam, which is worth nearly the $1400GBP alone.

I know the 380 is no good for fishing, but for freediving surely they are as good as any?

The other option is a lancer (made in NZ) which is a hypalon SIB, but is a 91 and a 15hp 91 merc for exactly the same price as the 2006 aerotec and 30hp.

So the choice is, 2006 aerotec with 2006 30hp and trailer OR
1991 Lancer 3.7m inflatable keel and 91 15hp merc.

Which way would you go?
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Old 25 July 2014, 06:46   #22
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....but the aerotec has dropped his minimum for me to $1400GBP, which includes a nice trailer and a 2006 30hp yam, which is worth nearly the $1400GBP alone....

Which way would you go?
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Old 25 July 2014, 07:36   #23
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Which way would you go?

I would have bought the Aerotec 2 months ago! Amazed it's still available 😎
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Old 25 July 2014, 15:29   #24
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aerotec with a 30 2 stroke for that money just check everythings still glued together and buy it
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Old 27 July 2014, 02:37   #25
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went and looked today. glue looks good, transom seems solid with a little patch about 50c size of the black paint/plastic off and looking like if i untreated could be a spot for rot in a few years, but its on the top.

outboard ran sweet once started, had some issues starting from cold, but owner said he hadnt used it in a long time so i suspected dirty fuel. started on 6th pull, the started 1st pull every time after.

trailer looks rust free.

the only issue being the floor, its got a fair few patches (6) and a slow leak in one side which they havnt bothered sorting yet. How much structural rigidity is the floor, will it sink if one side isnt up to spec pressure at the end of the day etc?

Pontoons had no patches and no sign of wear.
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Old 27 July 2014, 03:06   #26
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the floor on any airdeck is very important even a few psi down in pressure is noticeable on the water .
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Whats a new floor cost?

Also is a M (medium) size shaft problematic for a 380?
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Old 27 July 2014, 04:13   #28
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possibly as with a shortshaft people often use a block of wood to raise the outboard higher on the transom to stop water splashing over the transom when underway (apparently common problem on aerotec 380) so a longer shaft outboard may exaggerate the problem
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Old 27 July 2014, 04:17   #29
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As beerbelly said, floor pressure is critical for good performance, but even if both sides of the floor are flat, it wont sink.

New floor is expensive, but repairs are straight forward as long as you can get to the damage. Standard glue is strong enough, just make the patch slightly bigger than normal.
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The problem is one of the holes I think is on a curve at the back of the floor, that curves toward the middle.

Is the aerotec only 4 chambers, i thought there was 1 in the bow and 2 at the sides? The website says only 4.

What about using that liquid liner stuff you poor into a tuber and it lines it from the inside?

When you say expensive, like half the price of the boat to replace the floor?
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