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Old 28 June 2013, 14:15   #21
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Seriously though.. sibs come in big bags ,engines are big lumps to ..fair play to those that can fit anything over a 3 m into the boot space as i struggle in a megane estate .i prefer a box trailer as its small and i keep my boot space. Its a whole new ball game wheeling over sand or cobbles defo a two man operation
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Old 28 June 2013, 15:18   #22
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Been there with an ally floored 3.8 Quicksilver, seriously impressed you can get all that the boot of an Astra with the other things you describe - you must have a degree in packing.

We gave up after one go of trying to get it all in a BMW 5 Series estate.

How do the the 380 Aerotec owners find it?
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Old 28 June 2013, 15:52   #23
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Been there with an ally floored 3.8 Quicksilver, seriously impressed you can get all that the boot of an Astra with the other things you describe - you must have a degree in packing.

We gave up after one go of trying to get it all in a BMW 5 Series estate.

How do the the 380 Aerotec owners find it?
Just open the boot and there it is!
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Old 28 June 2013, 16:07   #24
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Thinking of entering the fray - just need to find a good un
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They are a lot of fun and really easy to set up and back up, I run mine with a 15hp 2st Yam great combo had mine 6 years now
Bought it off a chap who bought it new just 10 months earlier but didn't need it anymore as he got a morning and only wanted this as it was so convenient to pack away, his loss as I paid less than 50% of what he paid
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Old 28 June 2013, 16:32   #26
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I've spotted one but it is 7 years old, how do they age?
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I've spotted one but it is 7 years old, how do they age?
Mines 7 years old this summer & scrubs up like new, but it all depends on the life it has led. Leave it out on white strand for a couple of seasons & it will soon be knackered
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Old 28 June 2013, 17:02   #28
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How do you get a 45kg boat and 51kg engine up and down a shingle beach (trolley or no trolley) singlehanded?! And all the gear up and down too, all that out of the boot down the beach, blown up, floor in, engine on in 15 mins!

Impressive stuff!


lol, it's not impressive, it's a challenge, I have a 12 year old son who gets bored really quickly so I get the stopwatch out and we try and get a new "best time" for fun...boat can be inflated in 9 mins with the bravo, he puts the trolleys together, I get the seats in/ oars on while boat inflating, rolling down a pier/ shingle beach is pretty much "walking 40 yards"...
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Chapeau me ol' shipmate, if you really can 'park car to prop turning' that rig in 15 mins that is an achievement indeed.
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Chapeau me ol' shipmate, if you really can 'park car to prop turning' that rig in 15 mins that is an achievement indeed.

lol, it's more than that, it's hard *$** work, doing it at a leisurely pace takes a min. of 25 mins, you were right to be sceptic
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