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Old 29 March 2009, 17:25   #1
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Bombard AX Compact

Just bought this little "rib in a bag". I have yet to use it but i like the concept behind it?

http://www.bombard.com/en/tenders/?ax-compact

Its only to potter around the river and beaches and the beauty is i can throw it on a roof rack as it folds in to its own bag and is so light i can carry it across the beach and be in the water in minutes.

I also got a cracking as new Tohatsu 9.8 to go on the back...so should fly.

Has anyone got one or used one?
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Old 29 March 2009, 17:34   #2
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Just bought this little "rib in a bag". I have yet to use it but i like the concept behind it?

http://www.bombard.com/en/tenders/?ax-compact

Its only to potter around the river and beaches and the beauty is i can throw it on a roof rack as it folds in to its own bag and is so light i can carry it across the beach and be in the water in minutes.

I also got a cracking as new Tohatsu 9.8 to go on the back...so should fly.

Has anyone got one or used one?
Looks nice mate ,whats the length of her?
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Old 29 March 2009, 17:57   #3
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Looks nice mate ,whats the length of her?
10'2 in length and in the bag about 6'. It is the AX500 model.

I can't believe how light it is? I have a rib, and a large inflatable but just wanted something that could be inflated, carried to the water and go in minutes. Perfect for evenings when i just want to go out fishing for an hour.

The Tohatsu 9.8 is one of the best engines (light and powerful) i can think of, and like rocking horse s**t to get hold of........ so i am well chuffed.
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Old 30 March 2009, 04:21   #4
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10'2 in length and in the bag about 6'. It is the AX500 model.

I can't believe how light it is? I have a rib, and a large inflatable but just wanted something that could be inflated, carried to the water and go in minutes. Perfect for evenings when i just want to go out fishing for an hour.

The Tohatsu 9.8 is one of the best engines (light and powerful) i can think of, and like rocking horse s**t to get hold of........ so i am well chuffed.
Sounds the biz that, and with a 9.8 christ that will fly,my sib will only allow max of 6hp ,but mine is on 2.70m and goes well with me very reliable marinar 3.3 and you be right about fishing ,pump her up and off you go, don t take long to pump them up with a bellows pump and good excercise ,lol,,,,,,,,,,good luck with her
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Old 30 March 2009, 05:51   #5
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Notice in your profile you have a Honwave, how do they compare?

Any chance of some pictures, packed and unpacked?
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Old 30 March 2009, 07:58   #6
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I looked at the AX500 compact. Just wasn't sure how I could manage getting it on the roofrack by myself. How is it to lift and pack?

I have a Tohatsu 9.8 and its brilliant. Have it on a zodiac 3.40 fastroller and get 18mph without trying. Starts first time every time with a 6" tug (insert gag here) and is pretty quiet for a 2 stroke.
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Old 30 March 2009, 09:07   #7
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Notice in your profile you have a Honwave, how do they compare?

Any chance of some pictures, packed and unpacked?
Will do, i am collecting the boat on Tuesday.

The Honwve is now up for sale with a choice of engines Honda 20 / Mariner (Tohatsu) 30 if anyone is interested.
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Many thanks, am interested as I was going to purchase a Honwave, the AX Compact sounds interesting though!
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Just seen a packed up Avon Light 3.10 and Bombard AX500 Compact. You couldn't get either onto a roof rack by yourself as they are too wide and heavy to handle single handed. Good for space saving but pity they are 94lbs
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Just seen a packed up Avon Light 3.10 and Bombard AX500 Compact. You couldn't get either onto a roof rack by yourself as they are too wide and heavy to handle single handed. Good for space saving but pity they are 94lbs
I haven't tried yet but i think i could get it on a roof rack on my own ( being 6'4 will help) i will attempt it and let you know.
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