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Old 15 May 2008, 16:15   #21
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I used to have 3m (first 2 img's. I'm 195cm tall) inflatable with air floor. Rolled in you could fit on the Honda Civic back sit. I used it with 3hp Yamaha 2str. Not fast at all but fuel consumption was very good
Last img is 3.85m without floor (extra bag) in the Mazda MPV so you can get an idea of the size.

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Old 15 May 2008, 16:26   #22
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Thanks for al your help! I really apricieate it!

@ codprawn

I really love your quicksilver. do you have a picture of it with the floor fitted?

hows the stability of a Airdeck? when you sit on it, does it remain solid?

Beacuse of a little luck, i now got a little more budget. Im thinking of a 2 cillinder 4 stroke 6hp.

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Old 15 May 2008, 22:05   #23
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My Quicksilver is a wooden floor. It does take a little bit longer to set up - say 20mins - but it is very solid when it's ready. Taking the boat apart is a lot quicker - 10 mins or so!!!

I would be tempted to just carry the boat upside down on the roof of the car with the engine in the boot.
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Old 16 May 2008, 06:58   #24
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My Quicksilver is a wooden floor. It does take a little bit longer to set up - say 20mins - but it is very solid when it's ready. Taking the boat apart is a lot quicker - 10 mins or so!!!

I would be tempted to just carry the boat upside down on the roof of the car with the engine in the boot.


sorry, i did not read that it has a wooden floor. Do you have some pictures of the boat with the floor fitted? and is the wood used good quality?

does anyone give some advice when buying a boat with airdeck? it has to be stable, when you be sitting on your knees for example, does it remain straigt then, or whill it bend?

Im Looking for a Tohatsu 6hp 2 cillinder. A couple of weeks ago i used one, and am very pleased of it.

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Old 16 May 2008, 08:05   #25
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does anyone give some advice when buying a boat with airdeck? it has to be stable, when you be sitting on your knees for example, does it remain straigt then, or whill it bend?
When it's inflated to full pressure an airdeck floor is quite solid. It's not like an airbed!

For river use an airdeck floor will feel amost the same as a wooden floor - except it's easier on the knees. It's only when you get faster, or the conditions get a bit bumpy, that you will feel any big difference.

Spend a bit of extra money on a good electric inflator and you'll find that getting the boat ready (and packing it away again) is so quick and easy that you will use the boat more too!

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Old 16 May 2008, 08:21   #26
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Spend a bit of extra money on a good electric inflator and you'll find that getting the boat ready (and packing it away again) is so quick and easy that you will use the boat more too!

John
Thank you, thats good advice!. I got an electric inflator for my airbed, but think this one is not strong enough for envlate it to maximum pressure. I will look for an electric inflator when i buy the boat.

I think i prefer a wooden floor, sometime the river here is a bit wild...and an airfloor is then to soft.
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Old 18 May 2008, 01:55   #27
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When it's inflated to full pressure an airdeck floor is quite solid. It's not like an airbed!
I'll second that. I had to purchase different air pump to get it to the right pressure (.7bar = 10 psi) as long as pump on second picture in my prev. post gave .24 bar (3.5psi) only. Plus it was reinforced with plywood

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That airdeck sure does look solid.

What do ya think of grandboats?

the corvette 300 looks great! and comes in wooden or airdeck!

price is good to! arround the 1000EUro
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Is there somewhere in your area you could test ride the boats you are considering? I really think it would be worth your while to test drive both an airdeck and a hard deck version of the boats you are considering. I have test driven an airdeck SIB once, and did not care for the way it handled in choppy conditions at all. Also, a hard deck will provide your boat with far more utility than an airdeck. Where do you strap things down on an airdeck? How well does an airdeck handle cargo such as SCUBA tanks and such?
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Where do you strap things down on an airdeck?
In conditions where and airdeck is happy, strapping stuff down isn't a major concern. Bags and other loose gear can be strapped to the grab handles, or on my Quicksilver to a couple of small D-rings on the floor.
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Not too well I'd imagine - I'd certainly want them well secured. Scuba's not in his spec though!

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