Originally Posted by Fenlander
Ahh OK. To get the best chance of being free of glue issues on PVC boats you really need to look at 2005 and newer.
Assume yours is an alloy or wood floor?? You mention an Aerotec, are you looking for an air floor this time?
Mine is an alloy floor, the hypalon is in good condition and boat is usable (wont sell until I have bought another, don't want to be sibless !) but it's clearly hit the age where it's starting to have issues and with the baffles gone and some of the people I take out being non swimmers........
I'd look at another ali floor sib but having read all the really positive comments on the aerotec I quite fancy one of these. I pack up my boat rather than trailering (drive a van anyway) and wheel it down the beach (engine and all) on launch wheels. The aerotec is meant to be superb for this and guess with it being lighter it should go faster with the 25hp (though was reading some threads last night that said the aerotec has extra drag).
I know I definitely want something newer, I saw a post yesterday where someone said they bought a brand new aerotec for £1250 (was back in 2011) and would love to find a deal like that. Not holding my breath though, sounds too good to be true but am in no rush and hope to find a decent/newish sib for reasonable money before next season.