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Old 09 September 2013, 04:39   #1
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best seakeeping ability

I currently have a zodiac fastroller 285 with tohatsu 9.8 2 stoke but I am not really happy with the boat as I feel quite vunerable in it and like its too small to make any longish coast hopping trips in , especially around the tidal waters off Anglesey.
I am torn between a Aerotech 380 and a hard shell , either ribeye TL310 or Bombard AX500 , the latter two would give me problems transporting and it would be a roofrack job, or pherhaps a walker bay genesis 270 which would just fit in my estate . But I want something I feel a bit safer in and can handle a wind vs tide situation . Can anyone advise me what will have the best sea keeping abilities ? I know the 9.8 I have is a little weak for the 380 but I have no intention of getting a bigger one , at at that HP I avoid the 10 launching fees per launch and only have to pay to register.
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Old 09 September 2013, 04:47   #2
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I have the Aerotech 380 with a 15 hp on it & it gives me the feeling of a very capable set up happy taking it over to the IOW the other day. Very light weight too and you can roll it up and stick it in the boot too.
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Old 09 September 2013, 04:53   #3
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Thanks for your response , yeah I must admit im leaning toward the 380 . Just need to find a decent second hand one , there are a couple about but people want 1300 for one! Does anyone know what happens if you rip/pop the floor or a tube ? Do these boats sink in that situation ?
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Old 09 September 2013, 05:30   #4
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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.
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I am torn between a Aerotech 380 and a hard shell , either ribeye TL310 or Bombard AX500 , the latter two would give me problems transporting and it would be a roofrack job, or pherhaps a walker bay genesis 270 which would just fit in my estate. But I want something I feel a bit safer in and can handle a wind vs tide situation.
The Aerotec is a lot more boat than any of the smaller RIBs that you're looking at. The AX500 in particular has a very shallow V hull and doesn't perform as well as the Aerotec. It's also a PITA to move around when it's deflated as it's very unwieldy. It sounds like a great idea on paper, but in my experience it doesn't work well. I bought one of the Avon equivalents, expecting it to be a better replacement for an Aerotec, but I sold it (at an impressive loss) after only a couple of uses. Interestingly, with a 9.8 it performed no better than the 380 unless very lightly loaded. I now have two Aerotecs

I like the look of the little Ribeyes though. The aluminium hulls are light, and have a reasonable V to them, but the 310 is a lot smaller than a 380 and you'd need to get it onto a roofrack or trailer as well as having somewhere to store it.

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Does anyone know what happens if you rip/pop the floor or a tube ? Do these boats sink in that situation ?
You have three separate tube compartments, and two floor compartments. If you manage to lose enough air to sink the boat you would be doing something really wrong!
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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 .
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The only problem with the 380 is it has a v inside too making it hard to store a baitbox,
On the last durdle door run we had the benefit of 3 different sibs lined up my excel kept us drier than lockieboi who struggled in a bigger boat, hands down though the deeper v on the bombard is mega on a run
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I should add i think lockieboi has a prowave
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I should add i think lockieboi has a prowave
I do indeed, it was good to compare all 3 different types of SIB.

My Ali floor seemed to dig in to waves more, probably due to the extra weight making the SIB sit lower in the water.
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I do indeed, it was good to compare all 3 different types of SIB.

My Ali floor seemed to dig in to waves more, probably due to the extra weight making the SIB sit lower in the water.
I wonder if the airfloors flex with the waves
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