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Old 17 July 2004, 18:02   #11
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Thanks jari your description helped me a lot, since QS 380 SHD is more or less the same (regarding dimensions and kgs) with the Touring 380MKIIC I got an idea.

Could you please enlightme also regarding the following:

a) The deck was wooden?

b) When you mention light load, what exactly do you mean? (Two persons+plus water, food etc)

I'm thinking lastly to use it temporarily (for my August summer vacation) and then exchange it with an 25hp do you think that's reasonable or should I better have it for a year or two with 15Hp and the go to a bigger one (5m RIB with extra HP?), in that case which option has good resale value? Currently between zodiac and qs the difference is about 1500 euros, does it worth it?


Thank you all for your help
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Old 17 July 2004, 19:36   #12
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For the future reader of this post ...

By googling I discovered the following link, showing all the procedure for a Quicksilver 380 SHD, from unpacking utill the first plane with two persons and 6HP machine!

http://www.dlrg.de/Gliederung/Westfa...h/schlauch.htm

also attached as a zip.

So now I'm convinced QS380SHD+15hp (and then 25Hp) will be my first SIB.

I would like to thank you all for your suggestions

Cheers
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Old 17 July 2004, 19:48   #13
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from the package till the plane with two persons and 6HP
doesn't look like it's on the plane to me!

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So now I'm convinced
about what?

Codprawn - if you want portability, go for the Zodiac airdeck SIBs they're much lighter than all the other SIBs.
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Old 17 July 2004, 20:15   #14
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Hi Anxer,

I don"t agree with all the guys before!! If you like a nice solid boat go for the boat with the alloy floor ( or whatever the make at the moment ). It shure is more work to put together and it isn't as light as an aerodeck but it shure is more stable. It has reinforcements in the lenght direction of the boat to keep it straight ( it won't bent in waves like an aerodek). About the weigt: dont worry they will all go fast!!!! And about another engine; I think it's a lot cheaper to keep this engine for two years and than buy a complete new boat, than buy a single new engine next year and a new boat (probably with another new engine)
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Old 18 July 2004, 04:58   #15
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I had the zodiac 340 with merc 15hp for 2yrs and i found it to be a great a combination,

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Did you have a long or shortshaft 15,my 15 cavitates terribly above half throttle on a bombard 340 airdeck although I havent got around to playing with engine angle etc yet
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Old 18 July 2004, 09:22   #16
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To be honest not sure i think it was the long shaft , never seemed to have a problem with cavitation except when i trimmed to far up.
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