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Old 03 November 2013, 19:35   #1
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Easiest planing SIB 3.1-3.4m?

As some might no we got rid of the zodiac 285 hard floor in quick order, was just too small and a PITA to setup (for us had to be every time).

Now we want a bit more size but too big that the 8hp wont have some potential for planing on calm water.

Being down under our options are limited.

So far on the used market we have a

Honwave 3.2 air floor (barely used)
Island Inflatable 3.3m air floor (barely used)
Zodiac Lightroller 3.4m 2006 model (reasonable condition but same price as the previous 2 mentioned)

Essentially after something with the deepest V possible.
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Old 04 November 2013, 15:21   #2
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Im stairing toward the Honwave, even though its smaller than the Zodiac its new and has a warranty.
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Old 04 November 2013, 15:38   #3
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Im stairing toward the Honwave, even though its smaller than the Zodiac its new and has a warranty.
+1. Good little boats. A 2.7 with a 15 gave my bombard 380 with a 25 a good run!
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wow 15hp on the 2.7, didnt that feel squirrely? i find the 2.85s zodiac squirrely with the 8hp, hence looking for a bit more length. like the mrs always says to me, size does count :-)
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That 2.7m with the 15hp must have been pretty quick for the size and a lot of fun !
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I like the flat floor of the Zodiac. The floor of the Honwave is in a 'V' shape.
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oh wow how does the V shap work? that almost sounds like a lodestar?
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I have a 2.7 honwave with an air v floor and a 15hp 2 stroke on it. The boat is very stable and goes great with the 15hp on it. The v floor is near flat at the back and a deep v at the front under the seat.
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wow 15hp on the 2.7, didnt that feel squirrely? i find the 2.85s zodiac squirrely with the 8hp, hence looking for a bit more length. like the mrs always says to me, size does count :-)
It was surprisingly solid really...even at wot it seemed happy. Was funny to see it wave jumping out of the water of a foot high wake :-)
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so does the honwave have an inflatable keel as well as the V floor? I would imagine the V floor would do a really good job in helping keep a deep V for the bow entry?
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