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Old 28 March 2010, 13:47   #1
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My new Achilles SG-124 (3.8 SIB)

Thought I would share some photos of my new SIB, an Achilles SG-124, since I had such a hard time finding any owner photos of this particular model prior to purchasing it a couple of weeks ago.

We took it out on the lake yesterday for its maiden voyage. Don't have a motor for it yet, so we used our 6 hp kicker from our larger boat. With one person, it actually does okay with 6 hp, considering the 175 lb weight of its hypalon hull / aluminum floor. Plan to get a 15-25 hp soon.

BTW, I've been lurking here for about 2 years, when I first found this site I was restoring a 1980 Zodiac Grand Raid, which has since been sold. Additional photos of my Achilles and other inflatables are on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28606661@N08/
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Old 28 March 2010, 13:51   #2
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Superb pics
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Old 29 March 2010, 16:41   #3
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Thought I would share some photos of my new SIB, an Achilles SG-124, since I had such a hard time finding any owner photos of this particular model prior to purchasing it a couple of weeks ago.

We took it out on the lake yesterday for its maiden voyage. Don't have a motor for it yet, so we used our 6 hp kicker from our larger boat. With one person, it actually does okay with 6 hp, considering the 175 lb weight of its hypalon hull / aluminum floor. Plan to get a 15-25 hp soon.

BTW, I've been lurking here for about 2 years, when I first found this site I was restoring a 1980 Zodiac Grand Raid, which has since been sold. Additional photos of my Achilles and other inflatables are on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28606661@N08/
Very nice ,boat there
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Old 03 June 2010, 05:58   #4
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Sorry about reviving an old thread...

@ GR Revival

Thanks so much for sharing those pics, I went through your whole flickr stream and just can't get over the beauty of your area...especially the pics of lake washington made me swallow hard lol...spent some time on mercer island back in '88, actually went to high school there (class of '88 ) for a few months!
Back then the small aluminum boat of my buddies guest parents was our only means of transportation for a while (we were getting our driving licences over in bellevue later, but didn't have a car then either), so we did quite some cruising on those waters.
Good Times!!

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Old 04 June 2010, 10:54   #5
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nice looking boat! i am looking at a similar boat and was hoping i could get your imput.

i tried to pm this info along but i doesnt appear i have the option to do that here.

please check out my thread when you get a minute

thanks
jef

http://www.ribworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36129
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Old 04 June 2010, 11:27   #6
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Hmmm. Thought it was the same boat.

If you guys are not assembling the boat each time (i.e. trailering or whatever) I'd suggest going with max hp for the boat. Better to have the extra power and not need it than to want it but not have it.

That assumes you're not hand carrying it from your trunk to the boat, though...

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