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Old 05 July 2016, 03:02   #11
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If it's the Honwave you go for the 3.2 might be a bit too small, it's a capable boat will pick up and plane with 3 adults (15hp TS) but not much wiggle room once everyone plus gear on board. I've not found the HD wheels and transom mounts (mine from Barnet Marine) show signs of wear, the guage of steel is good enough for gear/outboard weight. HW also have thick transoms (sandwiched ply) so they can take the weight just check out the glue joints/seams - see other info here on this forum (take a spoon with you..) The 3.8 HW features in a few posts here, spacious, stable, value for money, not too bad for size, bulky or very bulky depending on your view point/comparisons with other boats Overall a lot of boat for the money. I can t speak first hand for other boats but there are certainly more other good ones out there, I went with the 3.2 HW as a starting point and no regrets so far. Estuary and around South Devon typically - races around Thatcher's Rock slightly unnerving but HW felt stable
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Old 05 July 2016, 03:14   #12
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>>>the 3.2 might be a bit too small

That was my guess for three folks and camping gear... for the same reason I'd not look at an Aerotec.

I'd be looking at the 3.8 Honwave. Ony 20lbs more than the 3.2 but its extra foot in length and 5 ins width would make a big difference for stowing kit... it also has an extra 365lbs buoyancy.

I think for an extra 170 new that's good value for the size advantages.
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Old 05 July 2016, 04:11   #13
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I've looked at the Bombard but there's not many second hand ones about.....especially in Scotland.

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Probably been more Aerotecs for sale lately than ever before, I'm sure there were one or two up your way - check back over completed listings on eBay or in the 'SIB's spotted....' link. This outfit ended at the weekend and was a beauty - Yam 15 and lots of extras, a very long trip for you though!

BOMBARD AEROTEC 380 INFLATABLE/RIB & YAMAHA 15 HP (Low Hours) | eBay

I agree with others that the Honwaves are probably the best value if going new, easy to sell on too. Check the sticky 'Which SIB?' for other ideas.

Having said that if there is five of you and lots of gear then I'd go solid floor - no issue carrying it with that many hands to help.
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Old 06 July 2016, 14:59   #14
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Huge thanks to everyone for their input, much appreciated.

Think I'll be keeping an eye out for a 3.8 Honwave with air deck with the V hull. Willing to travel a couple of hundered miles for right SIB. Thought there would be more available locally since I live on the west coast.

I'll keep an eye on the usual places 👍

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Old 06 July 2016, 16:31   #15
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On eBay item number 152153952147 problem is the Croydon location. I got mine couriered from Yorkshire to London for 50.00 (part load) using these guys www.anyvan.com I took a chance and bought mine unseen. There's a couple of HW outfits boat/outboard/trailer on eBay but they're in Woking and Dorchester ~ outboards are four stroke which may not be your cup of tea anyway. Out of interest I got a courier quote Croydon to Glasgow for 120 there's a fella called Craig who does the run 3 times a week
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On eBay item number 152153952147 problem is the Croydon location. I got mine couriered from Yorkshire to London for 50.00 (part load) using these guys www.anyvan.com I took a chance and bought mine unseen. There's a couple of HW outfits boat/outboard/trailer on eBay but they're in Woking and Dorchester ~ outboards are four stroke which may not be your cup of tea anyway. Out of interest I got a courier quote Croydon to Glasgow for 120 there's a fella called Craig who does the run 3 times a week
Yeah the distance is a wee bit of a problem. Suppose if it's cheap enough plus courier cost it could be a bargain. I'm sure there's a company that does good prices if it's on a pallet.
There's one in Hull on Gumtree, think it's 300 miles away, only 60/70 quid in diesel so kind of doable. Think I'd like a lighter 2 stroke - 15/20hp. There's one on here for sale but it was on Gumtree then got deleted after a few days, so I'm assuming it's sold.
On standby for 2 weeks so can't travel to far for a while.


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Yaba that Honwave in Croydon looks very promising. Not that well described as the header makes no mention the boat is just a year old and includes the expensive launch wheels. Photographing it deflated isn't the best way to present either.
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Old 07 July 2016, 03:56   #18
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Been looking at logistics. Looks like quarter pallet would be the way to go but cheapest is 124! That adds a significant amount onto the final price. Maybe it's due to where I stay.
It's a 9.5 hr drive from mine, don't think I could handle the traffic of the big smoke as I stay in the wilds where the only gridlock is when the farmer moves his sheep up the road

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Yep I guess a distance too far for you EC... going to make someone a good buy unless the bidding goes mad. The cheapest I can see for the SIB + wheels new is 1190.
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My quick search for this SIB is 999.99 Honwave T38-IE2 inflatable | Honwave and Outboard packages | Ely Boat Chandlers plus 50 shipping (maybe find out how they ship it for 50?)
Actually on the back of that I get deliveries from Cornwall to London for 50 pallet charge so maybe your 124 is a touch heavy, meeting a courier in the nearest town - if you do go that route - would shave something off the price. Craig from Anyvan I messaged last night would do it for 120 you might find another company for less than that. My Yorkshire to London quotes started at 150+ and ended up as a part load for 50

That eBay listing has had a flurry of activity which suggests it might go for more than its worth, if it went for 650-750 plus your shipping I would think that fair, sub 650 it's a deal. Man maths would say in your location you'd prob have to spend 40 on fuel round trip (includes waiting time for sheep) so another 80 is the extra shipping cost..? Another thing to think about is the elusive outboard, might you have to go through the same process of travel or shipping if you find a good one of those?

New boat with new wheels 1200 ish (includes delivery but would that include West Coast Scotland)
Used boat with used wheels (near new in this case) 850 ish ~ unless the auction goes higher than my guess (includes 120 or so for a pallet or courier)

I suppose it depends how quick you want to do this, maybe something will come up as a package nearer where you live
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