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Old 01 July 2014, 15:45   #1
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best sib for a 9.8

Hi all, I would like your viwes on the best sib for a 9.8 st tohatsu if you have a 9.8 what sib do you have and how does it proform,ie water over the transome ect, I hate the air floor I have (europe sport 3.2m) it seams to buckel when under load I do inflate to the correct pressures, I'm not bothered regarding weight ect I can recover the trailer with a winch
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Old 01 July 2014, 15:55   #2
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With a 9.8 is better to count with a + 320 and up larger sib, will have less hull drag to overcome faster than with a smaller one. Air decks if not top inflated will buckel when on plane, worst on choppy waters.

How about a 330 or slight larger rib ?

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Old 01 July 2014, 16:33   #3
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I have a 2.9 sunsport with air deck provided you inflate to right pressure and trim the engine no problem and great fun.

Have a long shaft also that had a lot of water coming over the transom. Short shaft is bob on see for yourself.....

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Old 01 July 2014, 17:05   #4
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I was very very happy with the 9.8 on my Zodiac 340 - 17 kts or so max 1.5 up. Any of the 340 ish big brands will be a good match, Zodiac, Quicksilver, Honwave etc
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I'm going to suggest sticking with a flat air floor if you are going larger, they plane with less power than a like for like V airfloor needs.

I would go for one of the 310 Zodiac group boats.
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I think I will be looking out for something the same size (3.2m) or larger with a ply or aluminium floor,
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i reckon 9.8s are the ultimate is transportable power to weight ratio with fully inflatable sibs. everything goes in the trunk easy enough. a 3.1 to 3.4 would be good for 1-2up?
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i reckon 9.8s are the ultimate is transportable power to weight ratio with fully inflatable sibs. everything goes in the trunk easy enough. a 3.1 to 3.4 would be good for 1-2up?
My 9.8 can plane 2 adults + 2 kids + kit easily.
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I have a 9.8 on a bombard aerotech 380 . It planes two 90kg blokes and 30kg of kit and 12l fuel. very manageable setup but not great if you want 3-4ppl
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