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Old 02 July 2011, 09:19   #1
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new sib

hi,

I'm looking to buy a new sib soon. I've been making some research and i've found this amazing forum.

My options are the Aerotec 380, Yam 380s (i don't find any reviews or opinions on this one, but i know they're built by Zodiac) or anything with quality and safe. The outboard will be a 10 hp 2 or 4 stroke, preference on 2 stroke, because they're lighter. I want with the hull inflatable, because i don't want to trail, so it needs to fit in a family car trunk.

what suggestions and opinions do you make guys, i know that the aerotec has good ones here, but it seems a bit overpriced when comparing with Hondas, Yamaha, etc...
I've found the Excel, which the prices are really good. here i've got the sd385, but i could go for the xhd 430 with aluminium floor where i'd gain extra room, but i really need some opinions on this brand.

About the outboard i found the Vector ones with competitives prices, are they any good?

If the prices are correct, i can get a xhd 430 plus a 2 stroke Vector, with 15 hp for less than 3000 pounds. Wow

Thanks a lot
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Old 02 July 2011, 13:04   #2
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i have owned a yam 300s with a 9hp merc the 420 bombard aerotec with a 30 yam and steering remotes etc , the an avon searider rib and now back to a bombard 380 with a 15hp and by far the best i have owned apart from the searider although it is pretty close is my bombard 380 it is superb in al ways easily packs away the only thing i would get agin is the cross bar steering i had this on my 420 and that makes it great in all seas , the yam was alright for a bit of fun in quiter seas but i would take my bombard out in a lot rougher stuff and its no problem and the yam stringers and wooden floor were a bugger to fit and carry around made setup much more hassle
so iwould recommend the 380 but if you want the ultimate i would invest in the crossbar steering and remotes its worth every penny imo ,u and i would also get the 25hp notor if you can handle the weight it flys with a 15 so can only imagine the 25 would b even better if your pulling toys
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