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Old 09 November 2015, 11:32   #11
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Thanks max, will do. Have seen a couple of aerotec on ebay within the past month or so, one was advertised several times, think it was up for 1200ish and 10-15 years old, I didn't think this sounded like value as assumed there was a good chance of glue issues at that age.

I'd guess that sort of money would buy me a much newer boat?
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Old 09 November 2015, 11:34   #12
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Does the Honda airfloor take a 25hp? Anyone have one that can say how they compare to aerotec?
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Old 10 November 2015, 03:11   #13
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The Honwave and Zodiac Fastroller SIBs are probably the two best SIB choices bar the Aerotec but neither have a proper V to the floor compared to the BAT - see the 'Which SIB?' or 'Bombard Aerotec - bastard son...' for more on this.

The larger Honwaves' will take a 20 max.
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Old 20 November 2015, 09:06   #14
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I have the honwave 3.8 ie , and it will take a 25hp.
The 1200 you mention would buy you a new honwave.
Don't be put off with all the bombard is best talk, there are other boats out there which are far more capable than people give them credit for.
If you want the roll up/fold up capability but small rib performance, look at the foldable rib from foldablerib.com.
Talk to the guys on f-ribs and sibs, as a few of them have upgraded their bombards and honwave to the f-rib.
There's also a review here on the honwave. http://bit.ly/1MrBcsJ
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Old 20 November 2015, 11:00   #15
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Thanks biggy, seen these before and like the look of them but new they're out of my budget. I like the sound of how easy the bombard is to set up and pack away, just need to find one. Do like my zodiac with metal floor, guess it's similar to honwave, but like the sound of something lighter and quicker to get into the water that handles about as well, possibly better
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Do like my zodiac with metal floor, guess it's similar to honwave, but like the sound of something lighter and quicker to get into the water that handles about as well, possibly better
The Honwave IE's are not metal floor they're an inflatable 'V' hull.
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No probs buddy.
Beware of glue failure, and the huge waterfall over the transom on the bombard. The floor is pretty much useless for kiddies or standing fishing. But if you want to fly about in a bit of chop then yeh, I suppose that's what it's built for... If you don't mind paddling your feet lol.
Don't dismiss the Honwave T38ie , the high pressure air floor is not in the f-rib category, but it's about as good all rounder boat as any air floor.
I nearly bought the bombard, thankfully I got steered in a different direction. I'd only swap my T38ie now for an f-rib.
Good luck in your search :-)


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Old 20 November 2015, 18:24   #18
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Sorry thought you meant the Hondas with aluminium floors. Thought Honda airfloor only went up to 20HP and I have an old 25HP 2 stroke I'm keen to use. just seen some websites showing 20 HP and others showing 25 HP for your boat?
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It's deffo 25hp on mine with a max weight of 55kg dry weight.
Have a look on the link I gave you, those stats were taken from the Honwave Manual.
Remember the AE is aluminium floor and the IE is the high pressure inflatable floor.


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