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Old 07 September 2013, 11:21   #1
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First trip out in Aerotec 380

Launched at The Cottage public slipway in Bristol.

Great help from the kids cleaning and drying all the kit!
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Old 07 September 2013, 11:25   #2
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Looks fun, how was it with the 8hp on it?
How much does it weigh?
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Old 07 September 2013, 11:43   #3
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The boat came with the engine when I bought it. Very smooth little engine, it weighs 35kgs so easily manageable.

The kids were near the end of the 'happy period' so didn't get to open it up. I think it'll just plane and not much more.

I was after the Twatsoo 25 that Peter has for sale, we'll see if that comes off.

Will be keeping this Yammie as a pottering engine, its just so smooth and almost silent.

As my 6 year old said as she throttled back "daddy its stopped" ! Just so quiet on tick over
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The boat came with the engine when I bought it. Very smooth little engine, it weighs 35kgs so easily manageable.

The kids were near the end of the 'happy period' so didn't get to open it up. I think it'll just plane and not much more.

I was after the Twatsoo 25 that Peter has for sale, we'll see if that comes off.

Will be keeping this Yammie as a pottering engine, its just so smooth and almost silent.

As my 6 year old said as she throttled back "daddy its stopped" ! Just so quiet on tick over
Just a kg less than my 15hp 2 st then
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Always good to see a family involved in boating. They grow up too soon, so enjoy your time together.
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Old 07 September 2013, 16:06   #6
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what area of bristol is the slip ?, as I only know the one near the ss great britain, are there any licence or harbour fees to pay ?.
as I had been thinking of a day out down there.
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Hi camelgas,

If you come along the Cumberland Road, with SS Great Britain on your right, The Cottage is 300-400 yds further along on the right.

There is a free car park, or if full on street car parking.

It cost 6.40 for a 24 hour pass on the water. You need to add 0.45 to this if you don't have your own insurance.

The slip is very slippy underfoot!

Got to say I always wondered what all the fuss was about around the Aerotec 380. Safe to say, I completely get it! The ease of use, the lack of weight, the quality of all the fittings - very pleased.
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