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Old 13 January 2013, 16:41   #1
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Hi Fella's

Does anyone here have any experience of this Rollaway Boat technology, it does not seem to have lasted as now it all gone "air floor".

I am thinking of buying a boat with it, and would appreciate anybody advice - good or bad.

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Old 13 January 2013, 18:17   #2
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I've got one

Pros:
Very durable & solid, compared with an airdeck. Makes good use of the inflatable keel.
Easy to rig, compared with a plywood floor.

Cons:
Heavy
Bulky
Not as solid as a plywood floor and you get a wave effect running the length of the boat, as it comes onto the plane.

Each type of deck has its advantages & disadvantages. This sits nicely in the middle and is a good all rounder. If you plan on removing the deck every time you use it, then a plywood floor is a better option. If the weight and size when rolled up isn't an issue, then it's a good fast way of getting a SIB onto the water.
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Old 13 January 2013, 18:34   #3
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A Viper, a Searider and a Roll up Rover, quite a collection you got there Dai...

Thanks for your reply.

I've got a Rover 310 with the wooden floor and are thinking of changing it for the rollup as it would be easier for me.

I wonder why they dropped the idea???

Thank again.

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Old 14 January 2013, 02:20   #4
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A Viper, a Searider and a Roll up Rover, quite a collection you got there Dai...

Thanks for your reply.

I've got a Rover 310 with the wooden floor and are thinking of changing it for the rollup as it would be easier for me.

I wonder why they dropped the idea???

Thank again.

Ribtecer.
There's a couple of other little uns in the fleet, too.
They recently offered all 3 deck types as options. If your R310 isn't too old then you may be able to buy a rollaway deck to fit in place of the plywood.
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Old 14 January 2013, 06:27   #5
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I've got one.

It's a bit heavy and some of the floor sections had come apart when I got it - and were a B****r to get back together.

Yes, there is a wave coming along the boat as you increase speed.

Nice and quick to rig and plenty of space inside. Nice big tubes.
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