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Old 27 April 2012, 13:48   #11
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How would the above compare to a Zodiac Futura? Thinking of something to stash in the back of my camper. Options:-

Cheapo old Zodiac with cheap engine (prob heavy and not great but cheapeast option?)
Honwave/Aerotec
Quicksilver Heavy duty style
or Futura

any thought?
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Old 28 April 2012, 18:10   #12
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How would the above compare to a Zodiac Futura? Thinking of something to stash in the back of my camper. Options:-

Cheapo old Zodiac with cheap engine (prob heavy and not great but cheapeast option?)
Honwave/Aerotec
Quicksilver Heavy duty style
or Futura

any thought?
I've got a future mk2c fastroller having previously has an aerotec 380.

The zodiac is more comfortable and spacious. It's also heavier, bulkier when packed and slower. however, In my opinion the zodiac quality is better (both boats were bought new).

The bombard is much lighter (about half the weight), packs into a smaller package and planes on less power. My tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke would plane on the bombard with 2 persons but the zodiac won't.

If you regularly have more than two adults on board you'll probably prefer the extra space of the zodiac.

Personally I wish I'd bought another aerotec rather than the zodiac which was much more expensive.
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Old 29 April 2012, 12:22   #13
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Sounds like a 380 might be the best option for me, will have to keep my eyes open for a bargain! Cheers TK
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