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Old 18 January 2009, 18:14   #11
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Hi locozodiac the idea was to transport the SIB packed and deflated on the roof, this would mean if I dissassemble in pouring rain I'm not putting a soaking wet boat in the back of the car.

I understand the term "car topping" to be in an inflated state, I've never seen one of these boats in the flesh is the "packed" 3.80 boat without floorboards to big.

Sorry about all the questions as I said I'm a nube to these types of craft, from a fishing with two people point of view is there no advantage in a 3.80 over a 3.40.

Could anyone enlighten me to the advantages of a 3.80 over a 3.40, if its just a little more space then I would be better going for a 3.40 its less cash for a start.

How much more sea worthy is a 3.80 over a 3.40.

Thanks again for any input I don't want to end up with something unpractical and useless.

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Old 18 January 2009, 18:55   #12
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Whilst on the subject of transporting, has anyone got any links to flatbed trailers that are suitable for a SIB? I saw some pics on here a while ago of one with wooden slats but can't find the post.
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Old 19 January 2009, 02:32   #13
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My quicksilver does not fit easily into it's bag so I don't use it. If you want a cheap trailer find a 10 -12 feet caravan that is being scrapped remove the body and contents and hey presto a flat bed trailer
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Below is the spec for the 3.80HD weighs 102kg inc floor

SPECIFICATIONS & FLOOR PLAN

Fabric: Hypalon XD Red
Maximum Hp: 25 hp
Maximum No. of People: 6
Maximum Engine Weight: 75 kg
Weight (Excluding repair kit, pump & bag): 102.01kg
Bagged Dimensions: 143 x 85 x 55cm
Maximum Load: 760 kg
Air Chambers: 3 + keel
Length: 380 cm
Beam: 171 cm
Tube Diameter: 44cm
Inflatable Keel: Yes
Floor: Alum
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Old 19 January 2009, 05:57   #15
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Thanks for the info fred, I didn't realise they were that heavy.

I was looking at this its a really good price.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/TWR154

I was also thinking on this it is lighter.

http://www.excel-inflatables.co.uk/b...able-sd365.htm
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Below is the spec for the 3.80HD weighs 102kg inc floor
The Quicksilver is 96kg for the composite floor version, not sure if that helps much?
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I was looking at this its a really good price.
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/TWR154
A good price indeed.
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Hello

Looked at the Excel 365 model, it's not a aluminum pannel flooring, it's a air mat floor, personally have tested may sizes air floor sibs, although correctly inflated to it's recommended working pressure the air floor still rocks like a thick marshmellow. Don't you think that air floor has same aluminum rigidity, having said this, a 340 will rock a bit less than a 365 because has shorter floor lenght. Have inflated an air deck to 12 PSI and still rocks, that's the counterpart between portability versus floor rigidity. Can't have both at the same time without affecting performance and boat behaviour.

A 340 is a nice lenght sib for 2, can be car topped very well as won't have more width than 1.50-155 cm. A 340 weights a total or around 45 kilos and sib + floor comes in just one big bag, a space saver. Don't transport deflated bagged sibs on car top, can be real dangerous to other drivers spacially on highways, use car trunk space.

To have an idea, have recently moved form a 360 sib to a much larger 380 sib, this sib is used mostly of the time by a 2 mate crew, now experimenting some bow rock issues because the sib needs to have all weight toward middle/bow to compensate, and we are definitely no light mates. Will ned to buy a tiller extension so to move my weight towars bow. So, the longer the sib, will ned more mates to compensate, unless you have at hand a junior sumo fighter siting on bow.. A 380 is to big for 2 specially if they are youngsters or medium aged mates, and the engine used, it's another story... It's your final decision if opting for a 340 or 365 model.

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A good price indeed.
Got any Promo codes?
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With prices like 795 for one, who needs promo codes!

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