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Old 22 July 2014, 17:11   #11
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If you are thinking 2 stroke, the 20,25 and 30hp are all the same weight. The last Yamaha without oil injection is the lightest at 45kg ish.
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Old 22 July 2014, 17:47   #12
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You are still wrong,but after selling my grey 380, I can now confirm that the fastest Zodiac group boat is actually white
Someone got a great deal with that. They are stupidly priced new and depreciation is huge but secondhand at typically 600 to 800 great value.
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Old 22 July 2014, 18:23   #13
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Ridiculously expensive but these Zodiac wheels are made for and mount directly onto pre drilled holes and studs on the Aerotec transom. Not liked by all though as they don't hinge but unbolt/bolt in the up/down position. Big advantage is there are no sharp brackets left on transom when deflating and folding up boat.

http://www.ronhalemarine.co.uk/super...unching_Wheels

Engine wise, if you're going down the new route, the Suzuki DF20a might be worth considering. At 44kg it's the lightest 4 stroke out there and has the added benefit of fuel injection.
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Old 22 July 2014, 19:20   #14
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18hp tohatsu 2 stroke is the engine of choice for this boat... Same weight as the 9.9 and 15hp with a few extra hp :-)
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Old 23 July 2014, 03:16   #15
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I like the sound of the bombard aerotec, do they come bigger than the 380 ? what size would be best for 6 adults ?
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Old 23 July 2014, 03:41   #16
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6 adults is too big for any regular SIB TBH, you need a 6m+ RIB!
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Old 23 July 2014, 04:42   #17
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I like the sound of the bombard aerotec, do they come bigger than the 380 ? what size would be best for 6 adults ?
They do a 420 version that takes a long shaft outboard, but TBH I think it was a step to far for the floor/transom design. While it was good, it just doesnt have the absolute rigidity of the 380. It also has the same beam as the 380, so it doesnt have massive internal volume and feels smaller than its length suggests.

A few sibs are big enough to carry 6 adults, but they are getting pretty heavy at the size you need. Honwave T40 will seat 6 ( and the Tidel Wave copy) on the tubes easily and the bigger Zodiacs will as well (Over 4m). Solid floor boat will need 30hp to plane with that weight but the Zodiac FR's will make do with a 25hp

If the sib doesnt have wheel steering it has a lot more room than a rib of similar size.
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I have a Yamaha 15hp 2st on mine and it is a great combination lovely outboard

some one got a bargain with this one

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Old 23 July 2014, 06:56   #19
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any thoughts on the Zodiac classic Mk 1 (is this classified as a SIB ). does anyone know where the best place is to buy one - any show rooms that might have bombard and zodiac side by side for comparison.
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I like the sound of the bombard aerotec, do they come bigger than the 380 ? what size would be best for 6 adults ?
Peter has a 4.20 for sale good price too

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