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Old 14 October 2014, 17:04   #1
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First post, so a little about me, I grew up on a world class trout stream in Arkansas. We used to run long fiberglass flatbottom boats on it because of the extremely shallow water. Now I live close to the Ohio river and want an inexpensive boat to explore with. I fell in love with the Zodiac Hurricane and plan to own one when I'm older.

But for now I want something cheaper to cruise around in, geocache, dive, and explore small islands in. What do you guys thing about this boat?

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Old 15 October 2014, 00:33   #2
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Which SIB, which SIB, which SIB!

In regards to the boat you posted, the old adage would be "you get what you pay for".
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Old 16 October 2014, 01:09   #3
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Welcome.

Might also read Jason's thread (BigtallJV) on rebuilding a 733; you might end up with one sooner than later.

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Hi all

Looked at the specs for the sib the tube diametre at just under 20 inch is small unless measurements are taken straight through the tube.Anyone else shed any light on it.
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the tube diametre at just under 20 inch is small unless measurements are taken straight through the tube..
What does that mean? Diameter is diameter.

With regard to the boat in question, I'd be very dubious of a boat of that size at that price. I suspect that if you were to calculate how much fabric a boat that size requires, and get a cost on that much fabric in a good quality PVC, it would probably be a fair bit more than the cost of this boat.
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What does that mean? Diameter is diameter.

With regard to the boat in question, I'd be very dubious of a boat of that size at that price. I suspect that if you were to calculate how much fabric a boat that size requires, and get a cost on that much fabric in a good quality PVC, it would probably be a fair bit more than the cost of this boat.
You get the point im trying to make though, pains of predictive text Mr picky
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You get the point im trying to make though, pains of predictive text Mr picky
I don't think he does, or at least I don't... 20 inch is 50cm seems fairly standard to me. The diameter of a cylinder is always measured through the centre.
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I don't think he does, or at least I don't... 20 inch is 50cm seems fairly standard to me. The diameter of a cylinder is always measured through the centre.
Hi poly

The diameter of my Honwave is 45 inch on the spec sheet.So 20 inch seems a bit small, unless I'm getting the wrong end of the stick.After all tubes are measured by the circumference not through the middle.
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The diameter of my Honwave is 45 inch

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The diameter of my Honwave is 45 inch on the spec sheet.So 20 inch seems a bit small, unless I'm getting the wrong end of the stick.After all tubes are measured by the circumference not through the middle.
Either check the spec sheet of stick a ruler near your tubes, you'll see the are probably 45 cm not inches. which is about 18" and tubes are usually measured as diameter.
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