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Old 19 May 2008, 20:43   #41
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Grand is basically a Brig boat. I have a Brigs B350 find it to be a good little sib but I use it only one week a year and only row it to my fishing spots from camp. It was told to me from the Brig dealer down here that Brigs owners had there differences and separated, one kept the Brigs name the other started the Grand company.

I was kind of curious about this, given that both companies have their Canadian headquarters about a mile away from each other and the boats look very similar. In fact both websites have more pictures/videos of nearly naked women on the beach and on their boats than of the boats themselves.

I was also a little bit curious since the Brig homepage states that they are not built in China. Apparently the plant is in Kharkov, Ukraine. I'd guess that the Grand boats are also built at that same plant.

There is also the Toronto based Manta inflatable boats. These are manufactured in Toronto. Dave Berry (who is a member on this forum) is affiliated with this company.

http://www.manta-inflatables.com/ind...nflatables.htm
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Old 20 May 2008, 07:05   #42
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I have owned

so in summary I would reccomend
310/330/340 qsilver or similar, floors are easy and stable, costs reasonable and you will have enough for either 4 or bigger 2 stroke.
the bigger solid floors always end up being left on trailer or on roof rack etc as the assemby time and wear/tear can be a nuisance.

best of luck.
Seen a nice quicksilver, the 310ADV. When you look at the picture, is seems that you can fit 2 seats. Am I right?
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Yes you can but to be honest I much prefer sitting on the tubes or down inside the boat.
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You really only want to have the seat fitted if you're rowing, or motoring slowly in a dead calm. In any other conditions the tube or the floor is the place to sit.

But to answer your question, yes there are two places where the seat can be mounted. You'll only get one with the boat though.

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Old 20 May 2008, 16:52   #45
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thank you all for you support,

I got enough information now to know where to look at when buying a inflatable. Im not sure yet which inflatable it would be, but i sure tell you all when i got one!. The Manta boats looks nice to, but unfortunalty i cant find a dealer in the netherlands. I also did not know that sitting on the seat suplied with the boat is not a good idea when the ride gets a little bumpy. Im sure i will use the boat for fishing to, then it would be a perfect place to sit on

I was pretty sure that i buy a Tohatsu engine till today, Someone told me that tohatsu is not really good quality. A tohatsu dealer told me that they are manufactured in the same pland as mercury. But thet use other materials who las less longer. Am i right? Or do you guys(and girls) think something else?

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Old 20 May 2008, 17:18   #46
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Tohatsu are great and they are made by Nissan.

Although you won't be using the seat keep it in place - it stiffens up the boat and gives you something to hold onto.

Good luck and have fun with it!!!
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Old 20 May 2008, 18:41   #47
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Actually, Nissan outboards are made by Tohatsu. Some smaller Mercury motors are also made by Tohatsu. I have a late 90's 25 hp Mercury 'Classic' (carbureted 2 stroke) that was built by Tohatsu, and it is nearly bombproof.

Virtually all of the thundercat/zapcat racers run either Tohatsu or Yamaha 50hp 2 strokes (with the majority being Tohatsu since they are a little lighter). They run them at rpms much higher than what the stock rev limiters would allow and they jump them repeatedly through the air. In other words, Tohatsu outboards absorb an extremely severe beating at the hands of thundercat racers and appparently hold up very well.
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I agree - i have seen several Tohatsu engines (2 strokes) become totally submerged when running - some WD40 and new plugs and they are soon running again!!!
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My bright shiny new Tohatsu 6 hp 4 stroke just arrived so I hope you all are right.
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you convinced me tou buy a Tohatsu. On many infllatable brand sites i see they use tohatsu's. They dont do that when the quality is poor.

Linda, did you order the 1 or 2 cillinder edition?

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