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Old 08 January 2016, 12:58   #1
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Hi, does anyone know the design category rating for a Prowave 3.8 airdeck.
Don't seem to be able to upload their website. Thanks.
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Old 08 January 2016, 13:06   #2
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Hi, does anyone know the design category rating for a Prowave 3.8 airdeck.
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What do you mean design category could be C
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Old 08 January 2016, 13:44   #3
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Hi BMB779

If you don’t get the info you are looking for..try PM a guy called Blootac.

He is a member here and I think also over on Fribs. I was on a SIB outing with him..and he had a Prowave 3.8.. this is him in his boat. Im sure he will help if he is still around.

I think I recall him saying it was the exact same as the Honwave 3.8 ..there was Honwave 3.8 at the outing too and they compared. But I may be wrong in picking things up..as I wasnt paying too much attention.. so check yourself if you can.



Some folks say rating categories are meaningless anyhoo. It certainly looked a good boat to me..from a distance ..and it handled a F4/5 wind against a tide rip..no problem
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thanks Donny, you have answered my Question,there is a 3.8 advertised on the net but seller states that it's not suitable for the sea but I have found it gey near impossible to find out I think they will be the same as the Honwave. What's your view on the Prowave?
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Hi again.. I zoomed in on Blootac’s boat after you mentioned the seller said it was not suitable for the sea. I wanted to make sure Blootac’s was indeed a Prowave ..this photo proves it is and his engine was a 9.9HP



Here is a photo of him in rough water..so his boat certainly handles the sea well. I wouldn’t have a problem in his boat. His is the boat on the right.. the other boat looks like Kamans..his is a smaller size Honwave with ali floor.



I will be honest and cant say much more than that. Blootac’s boat was no problem..but just in case the boat you are thinking about..is not the same..and cant handle the sea ? .. there is not much more I can add ?

Or perhaps Blootacs would not last long in in conditions like that day..if its not supposed to be there ? You could ask the seller why it cant handle the sea ? Perhaps its a cheaper model..a clone ..faulty floor ..part missing etc. ?

Hope all that makes sense...and why I can offer no further info.
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That Prowave 3.8 airfloor will be fine for the sea and as said above is near identical to a Honwave. If I'm thinking of the right one that you're looking at the outboard is a bit small unless there'll be just be you in it.
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T outboard is a bit small unless there'll be just be you in it.

Hi again..Fenlander may have the answer why the seller said it was not fit for the sea ? If its a 2.5hp or something like that.. it wouldnt go fast
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Well the one I saw had the phrase not suited to the sea and was an 8hp... not a disaster but not ideal to make the best of that boat size in difficult conditions if you have some company with you.
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Hi, does anyone know the design category rating for a Prowave 3.8 airdeck.
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bill higham marine sell um on ebay full range list on there probs be cat c

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Ebay ad? says Inland waters not the sea? Being sold with or without engine...

Does inland waters only mean reservoirs, canals and lochs/lakes or does it mean inshore waters? Cat C is inshore waters..
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