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Old 05 November 2010, 05:49   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Gweek - Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Hi Tommo that looks like a good idea with the tabs, what are they made of ? .The boat would be left up and deflated over winter in the garage and transported with a small trailer behind my car - a Polo.

The original idea was to have a Canadian canoe ! with an electric trolling motor, then I looked at small outboards and came across Honda's 2.3 HP then found Honda made SIB's and the as they say the rest is history. I feel now that a SIB's is the better option with being able to take more than two people aboard and more sea worthy .....

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Old 05 November 2010, 08:59   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: Mr Boops
Length: 3m +
Engine: 18Hp Tohatsu 2stroke
Join Date: Aug 2010
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They are made of aluminium plates for the moment just to see if it would work.
I want to find some type of plastic eventually to do the job.
It works great the boat is definately better with them.
The 3.5 Honwave is great i have had 3 kids and 2 adults in it with room to spare!
I too keep it on a trailer i built myself from unistrut which works great for a boat that prob only weighs about 100kg with engine.
I tried blowing it up every time but that soon got on my nerves,so then i tried lifting it onto the car roof but at 72kilos it was a real struggle hence the trailer.
Easy to launch and the trailer will go on its side in a corner if the car park is full.
I am actually down in Paignton so similar geography to you so the boat got used alot in the summer and am hoping to still use it on nice winter days on the river dart or the sea weather permitting.

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Old 09 November 2010, 14:07   #13
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Country: UK - England
Town: Marple
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8
Join Date: Jun 2009
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We've got a Zodiac 285s (solid floor) with a little 6hp Mercury 4 stroke on the back, and it will plane easily with two of us on board, achieving 14-15mph on the GPS.

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