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Old 09 September 2013, 17:43   #11
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I wonder if the airfloors flex with the waves
Mine does, it gets the odd ripple going through it on choppy days.
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Old 09 September 2013, 23:05   #12
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They certainly aren't the cheapest boats around, but I've been really impressed with mine

The low weight is a great help when boating alone.
Hi, i'm impressed with your launch (transom) wheels...what are they as I only have the smaller ones on mine. Thanks
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Old 10 September 2013, 02:43   #13
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They are Zodiac wheels, they came with the boat. Seem to work really well.

Nick has he same set I believe.

The bigger wheels make all the difference, I had this size on my original Quicksilver 380 and they work well even on sand.

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Old 10 September 2013, 05:58   #14
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Hope you don't mind me asking but have you got the dimensions of just the wheel (Diameter x width and length of spindle and spindle diameter please) as I have the ordinary small wheels and I'm sure I can get a wheel to fit the same size as yours at a fraction of the cost.
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Old 10 September 2013, 07:31   #15
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Ian,

Hopefully these pictures help, let me know if you need any more.

The third one has the tip of the tape on the plastic bush.


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Thanks, nice to get an opinion from someone who has tried these boats, I am sold on the 380.just need to find a decent one at a decent price .
I had a Yam 380s. A great size, did everything I needed it to and could just about get it on the roof rack or in the boor when rolled. Ended up with a trailer in the end though just for ease.

I would have though that 9hp will be sluggish, especially if you get a few adults on board, used to have a 25 on mine and she flew

Perhaps a pair of them
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Old 10 September 2013, 09:16   #17
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Hopefully these pictures help, let me know if you need any more.

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Thank you Black, that's awesome, I can work from that, as you can see from my profile I have a Zodiac CLR 340 and I just want to be able to move it about a little easier, i'm in the process of designing and making a cradle for the front end which i'll just use the 'Original' wheels for.
Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 10 September 2013, 16:04   #18
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Took my Aerotec out Poole harbour entrance in the boat chaos, when hundreds of big boats were racing to see the airshow.

Really unpredictable conditions no thanks to the larger faster boats but felt my family and kids (3&6) were perfectly safe.

Also been out with a mate and questioned if the conditions were too bad and there was major chop and big waves.

Within a minute we were hitting big waves head on and taking serious air, engine screaming! love it!

Never felt it was too much, amazed at how stable it is.
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Old 14 September 2013, 07:10   #19
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One benefit of the deep v on the aerotec is if it gets really choppy sitting on the floor means you are well inside the tubes.
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The aerotec is the finest sib there is currently. The v inside the drains water away fast unlike the flat floor version sibs!
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