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Old 21 June 2015, 17:19   #11
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Well done David, glad it's gone to a good home and that's a super deal.

We've been out all day in ours playing in silly big waves outside the harbour thinking what are we doing in this?! but once again the Aerotec never fails to amaze, it really is an incredibly capable boat.
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Old 22 June 2015, 03:39   #12
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Thanks Max.

Plan at the moment is to take both SIBs and both outboards for the July 2wk holiday (staying the width of the village road from a slipway and SIBs will be left inflated for the whole 2wks - luxury for us). We will use the 340 Zodiac with the 10hp and one teen.... the Aerotec with self and Mrs using the 15hp.

Should give a fairly level performance for some fun outings plus boat to boat photo opportunities... hopefully not one of daughter capturing the moment the Aerotec transom falls off!
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Old 22 June 2015, 03:45   #13
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It will be interesting if you can do a speed comparison back to back too with the 15.

My old Zodiac 340 Fastroller with Tohatsu 9.8 used to hit 17.5 kts on a good day 1 1/2 up with minor gear. The Aerotec (due to it's more draggy much deeper V 'hull' compared to the Zodiac's 'skaty' flat hull as I understand it) is a bit more demanding of power and needs the Mariner 15 to match this. It's touched 18.5 but usually tops out at 17 ish with the same load.

You'll need a 20mm raiser block on the Aerotec with the Mariner 15.
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Old 22 June 2015, 03:53   #14
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>>>You'll need a 20mm raiser block on the Aerotec with the Mariner 15.

Thanks for the reminder... I'll make up perhaps three as we'll be away from home when testing with no chance to make/alter anything... 20mm plus one a bit less and one a bit more.
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>>>speed comparison back to back too with the 15

Yes we certainly will. I don't have the GPS figures to hand at the moment but oddly the current 340 Acti-V seems slower and less lively to hop on the plane than the 360 Fastrollers we had. The slowest of all SIBs we've used with the 15hp obviously was the heavy Honwave 3.5 alloy floor.
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Old 22 June 2015, 03:58   #16
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Pic of mine below, I think any higher and you have the usual issue of the clamps being too high + cavitation in tight turns.

Making your own SIB transom wheels
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