Bombard for fishing
Hi all, just joined the forum. I have had a number of sibs over the years and am now coming back to boat ownership so here is my question.
I have never had an air floor before and am really fancying the Bombard Aerotech 'V' floor but not sure if it is for me. I will be using the boat for pleasure trips with the family on the local river and on the sea but I am a keen angler but not at all certain if these boats are suitable.
My worry is the durability of the floor and just how stable it is for me to perhaps walk around on when anchoring, landing fish, getting to some gear etc etc.
I know I could just buy another aluminium deck but as I get older I want something a little lighter as I will be launching on my own and the weight of the Bombard ticks all the boxes along with being able to remove the floor.
Oh yes, another point, a friend of mine who has one along has said the floor is prone to rub hard against the tubes and transom. He has had to put some foam in between the floor and transom to prevent further scraping, is this common.
Whatever the boat, I will be using a 15hp 2 stroke when I find the right one because I can carry that weight and it will give a reasonable turn of speed.
I look forward to hear your points of view.