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Old 15 July 2016, 08:50   #11
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we had an excel 550 hd at work for inspections around jetties got a lot of abuse and stood up really well and the df 20 will be the dogs B's plenty of power and good fuel consumption.

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Old 15 July 2016, 09:22   #12
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>>> thought all the Excel range had the RIB style V floor?

No far from it. There are only two SIBs that on here we might call a V-floor... the Aerotec and the Honwave air floors (welll plus some Honwave clones like Prowave). The Aerotec is the only SIB that carries the V floor right to the transom.

The Excel you're looking at has a flat HP floor with a LP sausage keel.

They will all get you where you are going but the feel is quite different. You may find you are unhappy trying to push a flat air floor type along with a 20hp. Flat air floors can misbehave at speed and that feel really annoys some folks.

BTW the price you pay is not my business but I hope it's a fair bit less than 3200 for the Excel/DF20A package.
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Old 15 July 2016, 09:40   #13
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Honwave T38 is comparable price so that's put the cat among the pigeons..


Fenlander, that was the price. Is that not so good?
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Old 15 July 2016, 09:48   #14
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The Cambridgeshire dealer who supplied my Suzuki would sell you the DF20A for 2299 and a Honwave 3.8 V air floor for 999. As the Honwave will probably be better for your use and hold it's price better second hand I was thinking your deal would need to be at least 100 less to consider it.... particularly as my dealer ought to give another 100 off to sell both together and effectively match the Excel deal.

Not trying to interfere... just help you with the options and choices.
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