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Old 25 August 2003, 17:54   #1
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Quicksilver Heavy Duty 380/430

Anyone had any experience of either of the two Quicksilver Heavy Duty inflatables? Considering one of these, most probably the 380, once I move to Aberystwyth to use for the odd bit of diving, freediving and NW RIBsters cruising.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 25 August 2003, 18:42   #2
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Look carefully at the weight of the boat, and work out how you will carry, store and transport it. And the engine, as you'll probably want a 25hp and that's getting quite heavy.

My old Suzumar 360 was great, but too heavy to handle by one person once assembled (with solid floor - very strong aluminium panels). And although it came in two very well presented bags, there's no way a slightly wet, deflated boat was going to fit into the bag which it was supposed to without a big hairy mammoth to roll on it and expel every last cubic centimetre of air.

So, my answer was to purchase a trailer, and then when I added up what I'd spent, I wished I'd bought a small RIB!

Maybe Quicksilver have it a bit more sorted.

Mind you, we did have six people in it once, without the floor fitted (Paul Lemmer's idea - to save weight and space on board - worked well!)
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Good points about transportation and storage. Might end up going with something more like Keith's boat.

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Hmm, he's heard your interested and put the price up to 1500!!
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Nah it's not that top one, it's the one lower down, listed as a 12 foot RIB. Seems to only have an 18hp outboard though, and the boat looks a bit worse for wear. Doesn't seem to come with a trailer either.
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Mmm, nice colour seat cushions! - like they should be on the parcel shelf of an austin allegro

I'd keep saving and wait for a real bargain.
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Aye don't worry, I'm not keen on the seating in good quality 4m seariders, nevermind one in that state
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