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Old 23 March 2016, 05:46   #41
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2560, everyone else is still 2300
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Old 23 March 2016, 05:54   #42
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Ahhh OK... I think their keen deal on mine last year was because it was existing stock and Zodiac were in admistration at the time of purchase... no-one knew if Zodiac or the Aerotec brand would carry on forward.
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:29   #43
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Honestly I'd get a Honwave secondhand for about 600 or so to tide you over and just keep looking for a nice, well looked after older model Aerotec - one *will* turn up! The new price for one is mad.
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:43   #44
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Honestly I'd get a Honwave secondhand for about 600 or so to tide you over and just keep looking for a nice, well looked after older model Aerotec - one *will* turn up! The new price for one is mad.
Might have to do this, must admit they're much better value new aswell, quick google search and the T38 airfloor is 1050 new.

Shame though, the aerotecs sound so good !
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:53   #45
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They are great but not at 2.5k and and will depreciate by 50% immediately. Buy a nice Zodiac 340, Honwave, Quicksilver etc - maybe try that guy in Brighton or wherever flagged up on the 'spotted on eBay' topic and you can sell it on for the same money paid (aim to pay around 500 - 600 for a nice one. And keep searching all the usual advertising sources for boats in the sticky.
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:53   #46
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Regarding the quality issues, do you happen to know where Bombard build their boats these days?

I am asking because I have heard that Zodiac moved their production from France to China last year. One of the changes, at least to the smaller boats, was apparently a shift from welded seams to glued seams.

Do Bombard and Zodiac still have the same owner?

The brand name may be the same but the quality of the product may be very different.
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Old 23 March 2016, 06:54   #47
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Sorry to hear about your issues Sean..and my thanks for posting them.

I was in the market for a new boat..and wondered about the Aerotec..but after reading your issues kept well clear.

I guess the worry is.. a struggling company wont dump the two boats you returned.. but punt them onto the next person ?

Once my new boat arrives..(before the weekend ?) ..I will reveal all on my purchase.
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Old 23 March 2016, 07:01   #48
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Sorry to hear about your issues Sean..and my thanks for posting them.

I was in the market for a new boat..and wondered about the Aerotec..but after reading your issues kept well clear.

I guess the worry is.. a struggling company wont dump the two boats you returned.. but punt them onto the next person ?

Once my new boat arrives..(before the weekend ?) ..I will reveal all on my purchase.
come on gurnard your teasing us what is it
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Dont worry Jeff ..all will be told soon.. its not to replace my Quicksilver 4.3 HD though..it is my rough weather ..exposed sea crossing boat..and that will never get replaced.

Im sure you will find my new purchase interesting though.. I have not seen a report on my particular new model here ..yet
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Old 23 March 2016, 07:10   #50
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Sorry to hear about your issues Sean..and my thanks for posting them.

I was in the market for a new boat..and wondered about the Aerotec..but after reading your issues kept well clear.

I guess the worry is.. a struggling company wont dump the two boats you returned.. but punt them onto the next person ?

Once my new boat arrives..(before the weekend ?) ..I will reveal all on my purchase.
I'd be really interested to hear what you've bought
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