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Old 04 November 2013, 19:18   #21
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Im confused, does the honwave have an air floor and an inflatable keel? because the brochure says 3+2 for air chambers meaning inflatable floor and inflatable keel.
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Old 05 November 2013, 02:46   #22
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I have an Island, eBay special, and have only used it a couple of times because I have too many boats.

It planed with my 3.5 Tohatsu with one up and it flew with a Mercury 15.

I have no experience with the other sib's.

Not sure where you are but if anywhere near Sydney you are welcome to try it if you bring some beers.
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Im confused, does the honwave have an air floor and an inflatable keel? because the brochure says 3+2 for air chambers meaning inflatable floor and inflatable keel.
3 for tubes and 2 for the floor (one each side to form the V.)
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Old 05 November 2013, 05:25   #24
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i thought the tabs at the back of the honwave were solid haha, thought i could use as a step when spearing. never mind a ladder would be easier anyway.
If the floor is properly inflated, you probably can stand on them, to a certain degree. 11psi is very solid...
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There was a TV program recently that showed an inflatable plane whose wings were made out of the technology that air floors are made of.

Whilst the plane didn't catch on as a puncture once caused sudden deflation with fatal consequences, it was very very impressive to see the load capability of the wings.
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If wife complained about 285 size will surely complain less passing to a 3.20. If possible go larger to at least 340-350 mt size, available deck space matters if boating for long hours. A 8 HP works much better on a larger sib, less hull drag to overcome. Choose a Acti V, alum, wooden or air deck sib, you decide.

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Old 05 November 2013, 21:19   #27
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the wifey complained more about the floor boards than anything else. i had a look at the specs for internal space, it will add about half a metre in length, which is surprisingly a fair bit. i do agree a 3.4 would be better, but the only one in our budget is 7 years old and not the activ, just a standard inflatable keel. from what ive read the honwave 3.2 should plane easier than our c285s. it has a years warranty too much is nice. i also like the idea of the fins at the back making it essentially a 3.4 in hull size. and whilst its no bombarider 380 (damn i wish we could get them here) it has a similar shape bow, yes its a shame that doesnt continue to the aft.

thanks kub, if i was closer id take you up on that and maybe a fish in port hacking or hawkesbury :-)
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Pretty sure im going with the 3.2m honwave now. Outside bombard, are there any other manufacturers with a deep V hull?

will also keep my eye out for a 15hp once we have the new boat up and running and sell the 8hp.
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oh so it doesnt have a seperate inflatable keel. thats a shame isnt it?
Airdeck hulls either have a flat floor with an inflatable keel (in a similar arrangement to a conventional wooden or ali floor inflatable) or two inflatable floor sections that form a V hull without any need for a separate keel.

The V hull airdeck is more rigid than a flat floor, and performs much better.
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are the honwaves and aerotec 380 the only 2 that have the floor sections which make the deep V shape?
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