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Old 14 June 2008, 15:37   #1
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My new wacky SIB

Poole Today, wicked fun, used 10 of fuel in 5 ish hours. superb!!
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Old 14 June 2008, 20:25   #2
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size of engine

90 or 9hp??
I was going to buy something larger but gas the way it's going up every day and the marina raising prices decided not to. I'm happy passing the larger boats knowing they don't go far off shore ($$$$) I get out 2-3 days fishing on a 20L tank.
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Old 15 June 2008, 10:18   #3
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Looks like you're having a blast there Matt

Did you take a handheld GPS out with you? Any idea of top speed?

Do you find you get much 'flex' in the air floor on the Bombard, particularly at planing speeds? Just wondered as the floor in my Honda (also 3.8m) moves all over the place even though it's correctly inflated. I know an airdeck won't be a solid as a wooden floor but I didn't expect it to move quite so much
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Old 15 June 2008, 11:49   #4
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To be honest i hardly felt it, ive had Quicksilver 430 Avon 340 Seago 270 and this Bombard, and i have to say it is completely different from any of the aforementioned boats,it has two High pressure pads (floor) which when inflated force th floor down to be very rigid, we took it in to some interesting water, and it really was superb in every way, better than i expected, my mate was on his ski by the side of me and we clocked 23 mph two up with 12 litres of fuel, cant wait to go out again!
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Looks like you're having a blast there Matt

Did you take a handheld GPS out with you? Any idea of top speed?

Do you find you get much 'flex' in the air floor on the Bombard, particularly at planing speeds? Just wondered as the floor in my Honda (also 3.8m) moves all over the place even though it's correctly inflated. I know an airdeck won't be a solid as a wooden floor but I didn't expect it to move quite so much
All air decks & vib floors tends to flex up-down specially on chopy waters, even though correctly inflated to their working pressure. This issue will disappoint some boaters buying air floors sibs.

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Old 15 June 2008, 14:03   #6
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i really found the flex minimal, in compared to others i have tried,thew Avon 340 was like riding a large wobbly irish bit i met on holiday whilst very drunk,bit like a waterbed, the Bombard Aerotec 380 is nothing like that,it really was rigid in comparison, very pleased with it overall,
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was like riding a large wobbly irish bit i met on holiday whilst very drunk,bit like a waterbed,
Eeeew., tooooo much information.
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i really found the flex minimal, in compared to others i have tried
if that's the case I might look around for a used one then. Don't think I can run to a new one, they seem quite pricey

Cheers for the info Matt
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it really was rigid in comparison
...now that one sounds more like my missus
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