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Old 25 July 2016, 04:10   #1
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Hi all kept saying I'd post some pictures of the aerotec but haven't had it out much so far, finally took some snaps yesterday.

Anyone got any ideas on how to carry stuff (paddles, spare fuel, anchor etc) as the bow bag broke (as everyone said it would) but without modifying the boat. I don't really want to modify as think it's likely I'll want to sell this early next year when the prices are high (I prefer the ali floor Zodiacs personally).

These things go get through some fuel I've noticed.

The block of wood seems to have brought the splash down to an acceptable level. It's still pretty slow though with a 25hp. Went out the other day and it was mill pond flat, ran at full power the entire time and it was a leisurely cruise, could there be something else wrong ?
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Old 25 July 2016, 04:35   #2
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How to carry stuff:

Rigging an Aerotec

Re' the speed - you need to give more info.

GPS speed?

Revs at WOT?

With a 25 you should be seeing low 20's in kts.
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Old 25 July 2016, 04:57   #3
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How to carry stuff:

Rigging an Aerotec

Looked at this before, noticed you've gone for a bladder and that allows the space where the tank would be to be used for pelicase. I'd rather have a tank than bladder. Carrying all the kit up front is my ideal but not sure how I can attached a bag with everything in that wont be bouncing all over the place !

Re' the speed - you need to give more info.

GPS speed?

Revs at WOT?

Unfortunately don't have that info. It just feels very slow, gentle cruise rather than a race around.

With a 25 you should be seeing low 20's in kts.
Curious as to how much you guys would expect I'll be able to sell this for ? less than 6 months old at the moment, clean, no damage etc.
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Old 25 July 2016, 05:24   #4
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I know it's annoying Sean but it's impossible to give any advice on speed without knowing the actual speed/revs as Max says... without those how it feels vs actual speed is hard to quantify.

However if it feels slow and you are using loads of fuel that's down to your outboard which could be off tune?

Best way to carry spare fuel is to get a larger 25l tank... I know it sounds daft but they don't seem to take up much more space than the 12l.

Re value the only way is to advertise or list on Ebay to see who is willing to pay what that week. There is very little history of almost new Aerotecs selling compared to a dozen or more much older ones that have sold this year to give a guide to their vaues.

This year there has been just one I know of sold at under 2yrs old and hardly used... that went for what I thought was a bargain 1500 with no bidders to oppose the one person who was interested.
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Old 25 July 2016, 05:54   #5
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I'd sell it Sean, I don't think (for whatever reason) you have ever really got on with it!

Have to say out Saturday on ours and it was fan-bloomin-tastic. Did about an hour's kneeboarding with my young lad out the back and our little girl tried too. Then along the coast to Hastings where we beached it and had fisherman's rolls and chips. Sea fog came out of nowhere as did a big wind and spent the next hour wavejumping. Superb day out for 15 of fuel.
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Old 25 July 2016, 06:12   #6
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I know it's annoying Sean but it's impossible to give any advice on speed without knowing the actual speed/revs as Max says... without those how it feels vs actual speed is hard to quantify.

However if it feels slow and you are using loads of fuel that's down to your outboard which could be off tune?

Guess this is possible, maybe I should look into this, I think it's just the extra drag of the bombard over the old ali floor zodiac I had.

Best way to carry spare fuel is to get a larger 25l tank... I know it sounds daft but they don't seem to take up much more space than the 12l.

Maybe I should buy a 25ltr then but buying anything for the Aerotec the way I currently feel about it is not a priority.

Re value the only way is to advertise or list on Ebay to see who is willing to pay what that week. There is very little history of almost new Aerotecs selling compared to a dozen or more much older ones that have sold this year to give a guide to their vaues.

This year there has been just one I know of sold at under 2yrs old and hardly used... that went for what I thought was a bargain 1500 with no bidders to oppose the one person who was interested.
This seems very cheap to me, considering a 10 year old one went for 1200ish from what I remember. Most dealers wanted 2500 new this year and that may have increased with the current value of the pound. Had hoped I'd get 2000+ for one a few months old.
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Old 25 July 2016, 06:21   #7
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It's always the same ... seller's hopes vs buyer's hopes!

No opinion on the vlaue of yours matters other than that of the guy with the cash standing in front of you... hence all the info I could offer was that actual 1500 price I mentioned.
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Old 25 July 2016, 06:21   #8
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I'd sell it Sean, I don't think (for whatever reason) you have ever really got on with it!

yeah I'm not convinced it'll ever be for me (shame after having heard so many good things about them). I find it heavier to carry (floor is still in, where as Ali floor its separate), less stable feeling - alot less stable, not confident heading into waves like I used to be with the ali floor Zodiac, I think it takes at least as long, if not longer to set up and its slower (by quite a bit in my mind). Some of it may even just be a hang over from all the hassle I had trying to buy one, did tell Bombard I'd lost enthusiasm with the Aerotec, they said they'd do something special to help me regain it but I didn't feel like they did.

Have to say out Saturday on ours and it was fan-bloomin-tastic. Did about an hour's kneeboarding with my young lad out the back and our little girl tried too. Then along the coast to Hastings where we beached it and had fisherman's rolls and chips. Sea fog came out of nowhere as did a big wind and spent the next hour wavejumping. Superb day out for 15 of fuel.
Mine is so unstable feeling (to me anyway coming out of the zodiac M2 C) that I couldn't ever imagine jumping waves. One of the reasons for posting pictures, have wondered whether something was wrong with it !
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Old 25 July 2016, 06:50   #9
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I just don't get it...?!?!

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I just don't get it...?!?!

Me neither Max !!
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