Originally Posted by Sailpower
Thanks folks - I'll try the aquaseal and patch combo and report back.
I notice a few Aerotec owners here - I've been tempted a few times, but is it worth getting an older one or is there a 'sell by date'? Theres one on ebay but it looks well used. I saw one a month or so ago but the transom had begun to part from the tubes - maybe an outboard too large for the rating?
The lightness would be an improvement on the Honwave, and the weird 'cranked' wheels are a fiddle to drop and lift.
Nice outfit with ideal engine ending (that was flagged up in the SIB's spotted on eBay topic) in a couple of hours should give current ideal of value. Engine is worth £1100+, trailer say £300, wheels £150 - you can see what a bargain it could end up...
Bombard Aerotec 380 inflatable with 15 hp Mariner engine, Indespensible trailer | eBay
More details on it below:
Boat & engine both purchased 2006 from Glaslyn Marine Porth Madoc - Bombard, Avon & Zodiac dealer -still operating, invoice dated 02.03 2006, delivered 14.04.2006. Trailer ordered from Indespension and collected from their Poole depot 13.04.06 - invoice same date. Accessories mainly from Saltern Marine in Poole.
-Engine SN OP426659, serviced 24/11/07, 24/10/11, 7 25/09/13, invoices available. Very light usage say max 5 times each year at 5 hours max , say 200 -250 hours running time in total, only 6 hours last year. Engine flushed thro with fresh water after each use and whole outfit hosed down again with fresh water. Engine started including with cooling water during off season each year. Some small superficial marks to engine hood but no dents or adverse conditions.No known issues and engine appears to be in very good order . Sorry no photos of engine, ID etc-boat in dorset I am in Nottingham until 15 june.
- Boat - hull in good clean order and no leaks / repairs, aerotec deck had a slight leak in 2007/ 8 and taken to professional who tested-found a slight damage-and repaired - cause likely to be me with anchor on first use-practice changed and no problems since. Transom etc all in good condition
- Trailer &with winch all in good order - both hub bearings replaced 19.08.13 - effect of salt water - no salt water launchings since.