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Old 27 April 2011, 06:25   #11
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Is this set-up any use to you?

It's the Avon W400 commercial grade inflatable which is about as heavy duty as you will get. Ex Royal Marines Youth Training Corps.

It comes with a 25hp Mariner two stroke that was serviced last April and other than running up on mufflers hasn't been used since.

Sits in it's own trailer and comes with new LVM 12volt inflator which blows it up in about 5 minutes, foot bellows, wooden floor, spare prop, paddles, 25 litre Barrus fuel tank and storage bag.

I'm looking £2500 which also includes delivery to NW England as I'm across on the mainland reasonably regularly.
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Old 27 April 2011, 08:46   #12
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Hi my brother-in-law has a Tohatsu 3.8 with a 25hp on a trailer he has for sale as he not has a SR4 if it sounds any good let me know!
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Old 27 April 2011, 09:41   #13
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bombard aerotec

buy right, buy once Aerotec 380 email sent
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The Aerotec 380 is a great boat and works very well with two children sat on the bench seat and two adults on the tubes, still leaving plenty of room for all the kit you inevitably end up needing for family trips. I donít think Iíd fancy trying to seat another young child safely in a position they are going to remain happy for any length of time though.
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Old 27 April 2011, 13:03   #15
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. I donít think Iíd fancy trying to seat another young child safely in a position they are going to remain happy for any length of time though.
My youngest used to kneel up the fron and hold the bag strap either side, i never had any fears for her saftey.
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Old 27 April 2011, 14:35   #16
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My youngest used to kneel up the fron and hold the bag strap either side, i never had any fears for her saftey.
At what age - the OP has three children under 7.
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Polwart is true, but you will have than problem even in a yatch.

I may be spotted as a bastard, but they are girls. Boys are worst to handle for sure. I have two. Boys I mean, not bastards. Well, sometimes I'm not sure.

Get safety personal devices special fit for each children.
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Polwart is true, but you will have than problem even in a yatch.
Yachts have a number of benefits for small kids. (1) Cockpit to keep them contained and usually away from the sea (usually with deeper sides); (2) lifelines you can use to clip them in so they can't escape; (3) rails/guard wires (I am sure they have a proper name but I've forgotten) so less likely to slip over; (4) a cabin to put them in if the weather kicks up and you start bouncing about or taking spray over the kids; (5) depending on the helmsman - no dramatic turns! Of course not all yachts have all these features but all small SIBs put the occupants close to the water, with little or no secure seating (for small people) and in anything but flat calm will bounce the occupants around to some extent. Not saying don't take kids but it needs some thought.
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I may be spotted as a bastard, but they are girls. Boys are worst to handle for sure. I have two. Boys I mean, not bastards. Well, sometimes I'm not sure.
nah, that's just pot luck - my Son has always done as he's told. My daughter has not!

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at what age - the op has three children under 7.
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I have a family of 5 (3 kids under 7) and would like to use it for day trips as well as towing a biscuit or such like. Pretty keen to be able to get her up on a plane with all the family and gear onboard. For an outboard I was thinking of getting a Yamaha 25hp 2 stroke, or a 15-20hp 2 stroke but am finding it pretty hard to find any 20hp units - thinking that a 15hp would not be quite big enough? The 25 comes in at 50kg which is within the limits for the transom. From looking on here this may to too big (weight wise) to be manageable?
I've tried various combinations over the years in pursuit of the perfect compromise (because it will always be a compromise between space, performance, ease of use, and storage).

I've had inflatables up to 4 metres, with wooden floor, ali floor, flat airdeck, and Aertotec airdeck. I've also had a Tinker Foldaway RIB and a little folding transom RIB.

If you're going to be packing it away each time then I would get an Aerotec 380 with a 15hp 2-stroke. If you can leave it inflated on a road trailer, then I'd get something like that 4 metre Avon with a 25.

You should find that in good conditions you'll all be OK in either, but you're unlikely to want to go on any extended trips. If the conditions are not so perfect then you won't all want to be going out in an inflatable anyway. Performance fully laden isn't going to be great, but you can always take the kids out for a spin one or two at a time.

Don't be over ambitious with the children though - leave them wanting more and they'll grow into it. Try to do too much too soon and you'll end up being the only person in the family who wants anything to do with boats at all.

Have fun!
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