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Old 05 March 2016, 13:34   #11
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The vertical mark looks like a packing crinkle but viewed full screen on a large monitor the bit in the middle could be a small scuff.

Any info on the other things I asked?
Do you think I should worry about the scuff?
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Old 05 March 2016, 14:40   #12
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The floor not reaching the bow by a few inches is correct. As I said earlier the floor being new will only push in place with the boat tubes supported. You will know if there is a real problem with the floor if it is all inflated to pressure, the tubes are supported and you are still unable to push it into the tube/outer floor interface.

A clue to watch for is the floor edges refusing to push into place as the floor joining flap is drum tight and effectively holding the floor in too narrow a "V" to ever fit nicely.

BTW the serial number code is correct for an Oct '15 build 2016 model boat.
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Old 05 March 2016, 16:19   #13
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Questions about brand new aerotec

Here are a few pics of mine when new as I also had reservations on floor fitment! Has got slightly better with use but the central 'V' hinge on mine is still drum tight and inhibits the floor edges tucking under tubes without help from the straps - not ideal for longevity. Mine seems to work OK out on the water but still can't shake that niggling feeling floor is not quite right.....especially as Fenlander subsequently had his floor replaced! As mentioned by others this is a premium priced product so so everything should be a perfect fit.

I can sympathise with your concerns but looking at your pics the central hinge isn't stretched tight so scope yet for floor to pop under tubes. Gap at bow is normal and hopefully marks on pvc will dissipate.
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Old 05 March 2016, 17:47   #14
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Chipko's pics show where the floor should sit. Once *everything* is *fully* inflated to pressure and checked with a decent manometer (again essential to use one) You must walk round the edge of the floor and push it down or lightly jump and it will pop down into the correct place with a farty noise. :thumb:
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Old 05 March 2016, 18:02   #15
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Ive just looked over a folder full of BtAT pics I've collected over the years and in all the floor sits like Chipkos (and mine) with just the thinnest bit, a few mm's of the black tube seam tape showing above the floor sides.




[edit, can't get the poxy pic link to work] click below.

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Old 05 March 2016, 18:07   #16
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Thanks guys will probably have another play with the floor tomorrow

The scuff is worrying me more though, I do think it's had some glue on it which is making me wonder how bad it was and whether it'll always be a weak spot. That said I don't want to be an unnecessary pain to the dealer and intend to use the boat alot so it will get marks etc I guess.
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Old 05 March 2016, 18:12   #17
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Chipko's pics show where the floor should sit. Once *everything* is *fully* inflated to pressure and checked with a decent manometer (again essential to use one) You must walk round the edge of the floor and push it down or lightly jump and it will pop down into the correct place with a farty noise. :thumb:

I only have the one that came with it, think it's a Bravo, is this good enough? I bought a Bravo BST battery operated pump (what a change from the foot pump I had with my old zodiac) used this when everyone had said it wasn't up to pressure. Guess it's best to check even when I've set the pressure on this?
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Old 05 March 2016, 18:34   #18
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The Bravo has many fans on here. I've never owned one so cannot comment on the accuracy of the built in gauge or cut out but in general built in gauges are rarely as accurate as a proper separate instrument. Make one for a fiver:

Adapting a pressure gauge for a SIB...

This will enable you to check pressure very accurately at any time, the last 0.5 psi makes all the difference in a SIB.
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Seankent. Can i ask where you got it from as i bought a new one and i took it back as the folded section had delaminated and was damaged.
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Old 06 March 2016, 05:56   #20
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Seankent. Can i ask where you got it from as i bought a new one and i took it back as the folded section had delaminated and was damaged.
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Pennine Marine, is this where you bought yours ? was this recently ?
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