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Old 05 July 2011, 04:52   #1
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Bombard C3 - Opinions?

Hi Guys,

I've seen this on ebay.. bombard c3 rib inflatable boat dinghy 15hp outboard on eBay (end time 11-Jul-11 19:39:20 BST)

It looks quite tidy, engine is a bit old... but it runs fine apparently.

I don't need/want the trailer, so will sell/swap that with someone who does.

Im going to carry on looking around the net about them, but any opinions/advice/views/experience would be appreciated

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P.s I will find a SIB one day - !
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Old 05 July 2011, 05:17   #2
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To me home made trailer with apparently an axle too far to the rear and no jockey wheel has almost zero value. Boat looks to have a few patches. They are a very heavy boat. Petrol tank home made!! Has been round ebay a couple of times already recently.

On the upside they are an expensive boat new and strongly made... look quite cool in SAS black too.

Worth a punt at low money I guess if it's what you want.
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Old 05 July 2011, 06:00   #3
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There are so many suitable rib/engine packages coming up on eBay every day that I would wait for something nearby that you can inspect and see running - personally I would never buy anything like this without going over it first. Having said that if the price is right (like that Bombard 380) yesterday you need to move fast.

Other side though is just to get out there on the water while the summer's here - if you buy at the right price you will never loose on re-sale and every boat you use/own will teach you what is the ultimate ideal set-up for your needs.
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Grr, my reply didnt send.

I know the trailers not worth much, I just don't need it. Didn't think about weight on this, I want something I can put in the boot of my car and take down the river and launch single handedly.

I saw the patches, and they look ok. Engine is old, but runs well apparently.

It's proving difficult to find something within my budget (around 1800 or swap for my zapcat!)
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Old 05 July 2011, 06:22   #5
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It's proving difficult to find something within my budget (around 1800 or swap for my zapcat!)
What's the exact spec/criteria you need?
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Something I can carry/use transom wheels.. something that gets on the plane with either me, my partner and two kids (6 and 2.5) .. something that will handle a little bit of chop, I would like to travel across southampton water but not the solent.

Thats about it really.. the bombard would have been perfect, I like the honwaves too, but they all seem to be a fair bit more.
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it,s got a lot of badly done patches/repairs I count over 6 and one on the rubbber bummper ?

this looks a better buy Zodiac Cadet 3.1 RIB with Honda 15 O/board and trailer | eBay UK

or even this nice starter for the river ect
3.8m semi ridgid inflatable with honda 8hp | eBay UK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVON-INFLA...item3368f2365a

ohhhhh aero deck so light and easy for packing away ect and a 500 buy now would leave room to buy a nice outboard ect
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quicksilve...item19c6d6149c

totaly of topic with this one but lol wtf I want it
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INFLATABLE...item3a67c9141a
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Something I can carry/use transom wheels.. something that gets on the plane with either me, my partner and two kids (6 and 2.5) .. something that will handle a little bit of chop, I would like to travel across southampton water but not the solent.

Thats about it really.. the bombard would have been perfect, I like the honwaves too, but they all seem to be a fair bit more.
I forgot to add, I want to fold it up and put in my partners car (grand scenic), we dont have a tow bar.. I still havent taken a driving test and... she wont tow anything
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it,s got a lot of badly done patches/repairs I count over 6 and one on the rubbber bummper ?
I didn't think they looked too bad - but I'm no expert - I am not going to go with this one, as said above - its too heavy for what I want.

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This does look good, still has 5 days left, I can imagine it going over my budget

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or even this nice starter for the river ect
3.8m semi ridgid inflatable with honda 8hp | eBay UK
I've sent them a message about this one, its not too far for me to collect either
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I forgot to add, I want to fold it up and put in my partners car (grand scenic), we dont have a tow bar.. I still havent taken a driving test and... she wont tow anything
I had a C5, that had a wooden keel that braced the floor into a V, never tried to deflate it and fold it up and not sure I would have wanted to try!
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