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Old 01 May 2009, 02:33   #1
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hi all, was wondering if anybody out there could help me. I have at present a 3.2m honwave inflatable with a mariner 15hp 2 stroke which fits very nicely in the boot of my vauxhall zafira. I'm craving a bit more power for towing toys etc, but i cannot get the really big rib of my dreams because we tow a folding camper when we go on hols. My question is, if I upgrade to a 3.8m bombard with a mariner 25hp short shaft 2 stroke motor, would it all fit in my car; ie would the engine fit in the boot across ways. I'm struggling to find any dimensions on the internet ( i need to know the total height of the engine not just the shaft length). I also know there might be a weight issue with 4 adults in the car aswell. Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appreciated.thanks.
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Old 01 May 2009, 04:42   #2
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I've now got a Bombard 3.8 and a Mariner 25. I'll go and measure the engine for you later if that's any help.

I think you may struggle to get it all into the car along with 4 adults. It's a heavy great lump to lug around too.
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Old 01 May 2009, 07:40   #3
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According to my tape measure a Mariner 25 is 110cm overall. That's about 5cm taller than a Yamaha 15.
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Old 01 May 2009, 10:05   #4
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hi all, was wondering if anybody out there could help me. I have at present a 3.2m honwave inflatable with a mariner 15hp 2 stroke which fits very nicely in the boot of my vauxhall zafira. I'm craving a bit more power for towing toys etc, but i cannot get the really big rib of my dreams because we tow a folding camper when we go on hols. My question is, if I upgrade to a 3.8m bombard with a mariner 25hp short shaft 2 stroke motor, would it all fit in my car; ie would the engine fit in the boot across ways. I'm struggling to find any dimensions on the internet ( i need to know the total height of the engine not just the shaft length). I also know there might be a weight issue with 4 adults in the car aswell. Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appreciated.thanks.
I was in exactly the same situation as yourself and I upgraded from the T32 to the T38, the boat was not just longer it was massive all over. I use a Mercury 15hp 2 stroke and on the T32 it really flew along, but with the bigger boat it really took the edge of it. I wish I'd kept the smaller boat.
Brian.
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Old 01 May 2009, 13:08   #5
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Have a look at this thread - http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28029
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Old 01 May 2009, 13:15   #6
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IMHO 3.4 + 15hp is about the max you would want to carry inside a car. I believe the leap upto the next size 3.8 or 4.3 is quite a big leap in weight terms maybe as much as double. I would be interested to know JK's views on his upgrade to a new gin palace, do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
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Old 02 May 2009, 13:15   #7
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The size of the boat when folded is
Length: 3ft 9
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can be folded smaller
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Old 30 April 2014, 19:24   #8
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I have a honwave 3.5 with 20hp mariner 2 stroke.Fits sweet in a pegot 106 van, life jackets fishing rods, petrol tanks and other bits and bobs you will have no worries
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Old 30 April 2014, 19:40   #9
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Don't forget the bombard packs up small for its size with no need to take the floor out.

If you can get a system set up where you don't need to carry the engine I'd suggest a25 is huge fun if you're running a heavy boat. I hit 22 knots once with 45 stone on board...:-).

I think the smaller packed size of a bombard will equal the bigger engine....so the same size as you have now overall.
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"Flippin eck" boys this thread is 5 years old

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