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Old 15 June 2008, 17:33   #11
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Andy jc, Like that one!! ha ha
Codders, the strip handles are superb,as hopefully clearly shows, loads to hang on to and really heavy duty /usefull, we should have a Sib day out!!!
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Old 16 June 2008, 12:21   #12
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Matt that looks very familiar & I only missed you by a day I was there on Sunday!
I think the only way you can appreciate the Airotec is to go out in one as they are not like a normal air floor Sib!
Glad you like it as much as I do, Nick
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Old 16 June 2008, 12:34   #13
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they really are suprisingly good, had some great jumps out of it, in todays fuel prices it was great to have as much fun with out the cost it was a laugh a minute flying machine thumbs:
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Old 16 June 2008, 15:17   #14
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yep and at the end of the day it could all be rolled up and all go in the back of the car , i would never be without my sib ,infact i down graded back from a rib to a sib a few years ago owing to the cost of fuel and the fact that with the sib i can launch and land just about anywhere. the kids enjoy the sib more too especially in a small one ,much more exilerating that much closer to the water ,and i enjoy the fuel consumpton with a 4 stroke.
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Old 16 June 2008, 16:24   #15
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hang on a minute,, is that a Y or D class beast you have there?? if so, we need more pictures please!!
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Depth.

Question? I was looking at getting a Gemini 420 like Prairie Tuber. Just wondering though about floor depth. The Gemini seems not as deep keel so you have to set on the floor when running it. It sounds like yours has more leg room “deeper” and looks like it has the cross seats from tube to tube. Just wondering because of my knees.
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Looks like a tiller extension too .. and is that a long shaft motor ?
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HI MATT its a y class that i bought last year just about identical to a d class but smaller they are based on the avon 3 40 but the rnli put on loads of extra bits and pieces ie 2 x5 inch trunk bailers ,foam mattrass, reinforcing patches, heavy duty dodger, saddle bags. handles , down side is its heavy , one piece 2cm ply floor ,and heavy duty bronze eyes for davit lifting,also 2 really heavy duty bottle screws for tensioning the floor in the bow which wiegh about 2 kg each,if you want anymore info let me know
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yes its a long shaft but no tiller extension,the lighter patches are covering the operational numbers up as before the boat was sold to me i had to sign a disclamer that i would not show them though they stuck them on for me.
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Question? I was looking at getting a Gemini 420 like Prairie Tuber. Just wondering though about floor depth. The Gemini seems not as deep keel so you have to set on the floor when running it. It sounds like yours has more leg room “deeper” and looks like it has the cross seats from tube to tube. Just wondering because of my knees.

As compared to a zapcat, the tunnel hull design of Gemini's Dive 470 & Surf 420 has the floor much lower relative to the main sponsons. I have a much deeper floor in the Dive 470 than in my 4.2m Zodiac Grand Raid. Hope these puictures help -

I'm 7'2" by the way


... 5'9" actually




These military jerry cans are just over 19" tall.

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