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Old 11 July 2015, 09:29   #1
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Good Or Bad Choice ????

Having been looking for quite a while for a second hand package at a reasonable price to no avail I am considering the following package brand new and would like your considered advice and will be mainly using for spuddling around the Dorset coast 2 up with the occasional 4 up trip in the River Dart and very occasionally pulling an inflatable with my daughter on board.

Yamaha 15hp 4 stroke motor weighing in at 52kg (1800)
Honwave T32 Airdeck. (800)

This will all be transported around in my VW T5 and I am a reasonably strong chap for 52.

Any advice welcome.
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Old 11 July 2015, 10:20   #2
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Where have you been looking? There are outfits like that listed every few days or so on eBay like this:

Honda Marine Honwave Inflatable Boat. | eBay

or check the one listed this morning on here, superb price:

Honwave 3.5m Aluminium Floor With Honda 20HP

Four up with a 15 you would ideally want a 3.4/5m minimum.
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Old 11 July 2015, 10:24   #3
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I have just messaged Dominic as I do not have sufficient privilege to post in the classifieds at present.
If he contacts me today I will do the 7 hour round trip tomorrow to purchase if in good order which it certainly looks to be.
Thanks for the pointers.
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Old 11 July 2015, 10:55   #4
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Scar that outfit couldn't be a better start to SIB life. If you find either boat or engine not ideal then you'll gain the experience to know exactly what you want and be able to sell/re-buy without much/any loss.

I hope you manage to get it.
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Old 11 July 2015, 11:13   #5
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Missed the boat once again I am afraid !
I have found a T38 nearby and am on the lookout for a motor to match it.
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Old 11 July 2015, 12:10   #6
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Not surprised that went so quick, it was a stonking deal.

Another outfit on eBay ending tomorrow below - again, absolutely perfect combination, needs a bit of tidying but could be good value...


Zodiac 340 Fastroller semi rigid inflatable boat rib Airdeck & Mariner 15hp | eBay
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Old 11 July 2015, 13:57   #7
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It could be good value if it didn't go up another tenner. All tube valves leaking, air floor leaking, broken choke & tiller handle on "old generation" outboard!!!

Shame for scar that Honwave combo had gone... that was the buy of the year.
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Old 11 July 2015, 14:08   #8
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Nah...bit of spit and polish and you've got yourself a lovely outfit.



Anyway Scar, golden rule is never part with cash or ideally even bid on anything you have not inspected/seen running/verified etc. Buyer beware as always.
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I quite like this one below:

A little small but nonetheless a very attractive 'first SIB' outfit all the same. Looks very clean and tidy indeed. Perfect to chuck in the back of a T5.

Not a million miles from Yeovil.

2011 Tohatsu T310i Airdeck semi Inflatable rib boat 8hp Yamaha Outboard | eBay

If you see something you like always act fast - message them right away (be ultra polite, positive and professional) and try and arrange to view ASAP stating you will pay cash (make a sensible offer) and take it away there and then. When someone sells a boat that is what they want - to get shot of it as quick as possible to a nice reliable buyer.
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When someone sells a boat that is what they want - to get shot of it as quick as possible to a nice reliable buyer.
Amen to that! The world is full of time wasting, tyre kicking, mouthpieces. A decent buyer is a great thing.
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