Originally Posted by Fenlander
Of course if you want to limit your liability to loss if you buy and want to sell on get a Honwave 3.8ie air floor. They are half the price of an Aerotec and if you thought after a few uses I still want an Aerotec you could take a more relaxed approach to looking for a used one while having the Honwave to use. Then when the Aerotec was found and you'd proved it was exactly what you wanted selling a mint under year old Honwave would lose very little money.
I'm sure I'd be happy with a decent aerotec anyway, can't see how I wouldn't be. I maybe happy with a honwave (haven't tried either) but expect that I'd always wonder whether an aerotec would handle better and that I should have paid the extra (don't know how much difference there really is out at sea with them but from what I read on here, quite a bit). I noticed on Bombards website that there is a local dealer today, I had just googled to find dealers before. Whether they'd be similarly priced is the question, I'd be happy to pay £2300 (I've been offered this price by a couple of dealers) but some had said that there is no profit in selling for this and they wanted £2500, £2600 or even £2700+. All the dealers that had offered them for £2300 were a long, long drive away, would be even more frustrated if I'd driven all day, spent £100 on fuel to come back empty handed as it was another "new" boat with a hole in it !
Waiting for a good used Aerotec - maybe that is the answer and as I mentioned, with a bit of gluing, can still use my old boat for some fun in the meantime. Problem with this is that all I ever seen is 10-15 year old boats for £1200ish and I'd rather pay the extra for a new one. Second hand it would either have to be a lot newer for that money or a lot cheaper for that age ! As we discussed before newer used ones just dont seem to come up.
Curious, can I ask how much you sold your old one for ?