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Old 21 May 2014, 20:01   #11
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No its a 30hp tohatsu 2 stroke.

Is there anyway to put a swivel seat in an aerotec? I have back issues and find sitting in sibs or on the pontoon (due to the slightly twisted direction of torso and lower body) aggravates it as thats a similar position i did my back lifting heavy boxes.

I thought it was a merc, but its an 08 Tohatsu 30, bombard 2008, trailer 2008. Aussie to pounds price is $1600pounds all up. Is that a good price?
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Old 22 May 2014, 02:29   #12
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Again, go with a solid floor that you can fix things to...
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Old 22 May 2014, 06:01   #13
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the fix floor sold :-(

i could hold out and find another. i just thought that price was good for a 380 and the cool factor everyone seems to like in here lol
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Old 22 May 2014, 07:28   #14
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Yes, great boats but everyone's specific needs are different and for you a hard floor SIB or as someone suggested a RIB, especially if you are trailering would be a wiser choice.
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Old 22 May 2014, 08:16   #15
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wiser but not going to happen, ribs are twice the price.

ok ill buy a cheap promarine new and stick a used 80s 30hp on it. dont have any other hard floor sib options for my price.
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Old 22 May 2014, 11:43   #16
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The price difference is often over looked when comparing SIBs to RIBs. You'd probably be best with a solid floor SIB. In the past I had a Zodiac Grand Raid MII and it was the kind of boat you'd need. Recently bought a Bombard Commando, seems like a solid boat too. Given your needs, I'd avoid an air deck and go for something a little more heavy duty.
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Old 22 May 2014, 20:42   #17
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yeah i agree sixty, thanks, i just wish i hadnt let the quick silver go as my only other options are new cheap brands. i might just have to wait and let the aerotec go.

ideally id like a rib, but i need 3.8m and thats easily twice the price of sibs in same condition. its like saying it would be better to have $2m than $1m. Pretty obvious. but i have to work with what ive got.
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Old 22 May 2014, 21:25   #18
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I have a 3.8m JP Marine (al floor) with 18 hp Tohatsu and use it for spearfishing and fishing. Plenty of power for 2 up with a load of fish and water. 30 hp will fly.
Couple of times I have thought of putting a Suzuki / Tohatsu 30 hp on. However , it was only when I had 3 big males on board and size of the boat becomes the limiting factor.
I did have a Island Inflatable with airfloor before that. However the al floor is much stiffer and the JP marine is of thicker material.
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thanks great photos. i had a 2.9 zodiac last year to get me started. that sucked. hoping another meter will handle the chop better.
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Old 22 May 2014, 22:32   #20
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thanks great photos. i had a 2.9 zodiac last year to get me started. that sucked. hoping another meter will handle the chop better.
I am not sure how a 3.8 m sib will handle the chop compared to a 2.9 m one. However, I find that I need to slow down when it is real choppy otherwise you get wet and bounce about. Getting wet is not really a problem if you have been diving.
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