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Old 13 September 2009, 15:54   #1
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Some time soon we'll have to upgrade the smaller Nashers SIB, they really want a small rib, so were running off to look at all the sub 4M ones, but we won't be able to roll a small Rib up in the big Rib to run it around to the Beach like we do their little Zodiac. The ideal solution appeared to be a Bombard SIB with an air deck that formed a very deep V hull shape, the problem being the only one they produce is 4M which would be a little too large.
Really liked this Bombard.

http://www.bombard.com/en/sport-pro/?aerotec

The deep V hull shape with the shaped air deck is a great alternative to a RIB in this size boat.

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Should have done a search first, appears there are a few on here that have one.
Anyone selling?

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Old 13 September 2009, 16:14   #2
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You will not be dissapointed with the aerotec. I took mine out of Portland Saturday there were some good swells off of the south entrance, superb fun!

I was looking at a putting a 25 on it but it seems well balanced with the 15.
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The deep V hull shape with the shaped air deck is a great alternative to a RIB in this size boat.
I've got one, and I reckon that it would give a regular solid floored SIB a run for its money. Definitely a step up from the conventional air decks.

I particularly like the extra freeboard that you get from the V floor, but it is a bit less easy to secure things to the deck than a wooden or ali one!

I have a 25hp on mine and it's pretty swift. I did try it with a 15hp but reckoned it was a bit under powered - it wouldn't plane with 3 adults and 2 kids on board.

With the 25 it's too much of a handful for me to let the kids drive, so I'm planning to get a 5hp for pootling about. I am quite tempted by a Torqeedo but really can't justify it though.
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Thanks Guys, unfortunately I can't justify the cost of a new one at the moment, but have another, less suitable, alternative in the offing at the moment.

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Does the Aerotec need a short shaft or longshaft engine?
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