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Old 22 May 2011, 09:29   #1
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Proud owner of a Bombard Aerotec 380

Finally bit the bullet and got myself a BA380 and man what a sib!!!!!!

With 40st on board and the 25hp on the back we clocked 24mph It handles well in the lumpy stuff and without an ali floor to add weight its also the lightest boat ive ever had.

Theres a few things i need to fix, the bolts on the launch wheels need replacing and so do the diaphragms on the bailers. The floor has a patch which needs repatching. other than that its in tip top condition.

Bought a bravo pump which is an unbelievable bit of kit and has the sib ready for action in 10 minutes

My only gripe is once the floor goes flat ( from the bad patch) the sib loses its good handling and cavitates badly

Happy sibing
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Old 22 May 2011, 12:52   #2
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Great Stuff ! I wimped out today . Thinking 40knt gusts is not ideal for a 1st trip out ...

Instead I made a seat ... go to love powertools ! A bit of spare black paint .. all sorted !

1st trip now next Sunday !
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Old 22 May 2011, 13:00   #3
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Nice job on the seat Pete Is that a kayak trolly you use to launch?
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Old 22 May 2011, 16:45   #4
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superb pete, nice one
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Old 23 May 2011, 03:51   #5
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well I'm dead envious of anyone using their 380 when i am just filling mine with stuff to use later. It is a kayak trolley. I used it to move the boat in and out of the garage, but dont think it will cope with the weight of the motor too! Roll on sunday 29th! poole harbour speed limits watch out!
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Old 24 May 2011, 14:44   #6
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Looks like Big Scot got that grey one on ebay from a couple of weeks back. I was put off by the patched floor. They sent me a picture of the patch and it looked badly done. They did say that it had been blown up for a few days without any loss of pressure but if you have found it going down in a day I think they may have been elaborating on the truth!
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Old 24 May 2011, 18:27   #7
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I think the grey looks very nice. Given what Nasher has patched on his anything is fixable. Just a bit of time and thought and sure it will hold air fine.
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Old 25 May 2011, 12:20   #8
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Hi MattB Yeah the seller wasnt completely honest the floor stays up for less than half hour. Im tempted to send it to tilly to get repaired as theres a bit of glueing that also needs doing. That said the rest of the boat is in as new condition
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Old 31 August 2015, 12:38   #9
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Hi all, Hope you dont mind me chipping in but I have just bought my forst ever boat, and shes a beaut.... a BA380 also in Red. Still lots to lear, but deflated her today for the winter, but I am sure I wont be able to resist that 25hp as soon as the sun comes out. Hope to get to know you all..



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Old 31 August 2015, 13:20   #10
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Nice one, but deflated her for winter it,s still summer you know and we have some of the best boating weather of the year coming up
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