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Old 09 January 2016, 06:13   #21
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I will go with Fenlander..it should be fine in waves up to 2m tall..and I donít think you will go out in those conditions often anyhoo. ? I have with my boat..and it may even handle 3 meter high waves ? ..but my head and stomach certainly wouldnít...and I hope I never need to try it

So the ratings are tongue in cheek..so to speak.

My seago slat floor is CAT D.. which by definition is waves around 1ft high. It can handle waves around 2ft high.. then they tend to come over the sides if breaking.. so I land as soon as white horses appear...I donít like getting wet. That wont happen with the Prowave 3.8 in two foot high waves.

The Gurnard SIB is CAT C.. as mentioned .. I have no problems with it in any sea that I want to go in..and I would suspect the Prowave is similar.. it certainly didnít finch in seas approaching 2m high when I was with it.

I now recall Blootac mentioning Prowave went bust..and possibly because of a divorcesplitting the company ..so thats why you cant access the web site..its gone.

Inshore coastal estuary ?.. it means nothing .. Firth of Clyde ..cant get closer inshore ..I wouldnít be there in a B rated boat at times.



Im sure we have all seen the mighty ocean..flat calm too.. I did ..but not last year..hope this year is better

But of course..I cant comment on the strength of materials used..

Blootac was certainly happy with his...and had no problems going round Lismore in wild conditions .. 30 mile journey too..although it was calmer when we started.
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Old 09 January 2016, 12:38   #22
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Thanks for all your input guys,just need to get it bought and collected now,it's a long way from here to Norfolk....lol
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Old 09 January 2016, 12:49   #23
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If in doubt..keep an eye on Gumtree.. I have seen the odd Honwave for sale second hand..and up this way. Have not looked for a while though.

How much fuel cost..to get it..add that to price..does it come near a new honwave ?
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Old 10 January 2016, 09:42   #24
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Interesting to see that (a) it does look remarkably similar to a Honwave T38 and (b) the floor pressure is hugely lower than same Honwave at 0.35 vs 0.8 bar on the Honwave. With bigger engines wonder if that affects cavitation or anything else?
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