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Old 18 April 2015, 03:54   #1
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Testing our zodiac futura offshore

A big hug to all of you. This forum is a fantastic community and a valuable source of information. Thank you for all your advice and knowlegde.

We bought a zodiac futura MK3 with the new suzuki DF30A. We want to use it for North Sea explorations: diving with seals, looking for dolphins etc.

After some initial testing on inland waters we were confident enough that the futura and the suzuki are upto the task and we tested our futura during a trip around an offshore wind park for the Dutch coast.

We made a video of the trip:
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Old 18 April 2015, 06:00   #2
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Old 18 April 2015, 09:03   #3
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Very good. I hope you got over the 'adaption'
I must have led a sheltered life; I've never seen a SIB driven that way before
I've always been a sit on the tubes kind of guy.
I suppose that you would stay drier.
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Where did you get the inflateable seat from is it zodiacs own the set up looks great

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Cool video there Melvin and thanks for sharing
Nice set-up you have there and liking the seating arrangements
Hopefully Fiona's 'adaptation' to the sea wasn't too unpleasant and hasn't put her off and we see the boat in the for sale section

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Where did you get the inflateable seat from is it zodiacs own the set up looks great

Regards Jeff

Bought the inflatable seat here Opblaasbank groot en klein - Banken / Zitbanken - Accessoires - Rubberboot

This is the brand: e-Sea Schlauchboote - e-Sea Inflatables

It sits very comfortable, it takes a lot of space.
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Cool video there Melvin and thanks for sharing
Nice set-up you have there and liking the seating arrangements
Hopefully Fiona's 'adaptation' to the sea wasn't too unpleasant and hasn't put her off and we see the boat in the for sale section

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We enjoyed it very much. Arranging stuff on the deck during some swell is not a good idea. Next time we do that in the harbour.
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Very good. I hope you got over the 'adaption'
I must have led a sheltered life; I've never seen a SIB driven that way before
I've always been a sit on the tubes kind of guy.
I suppose that you would stay drier.
During the first day with the zodiac I nearly fell from the tubes when trying to negotiate a bow wave coming from a huge ship. That is why we made a different seating arrangement, it is more secure and comfortable in choppy conditions
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We enjoyed it very much. Arranging stuff on the deck during some swell is not a good idea. Next time we do that in the harbour.
Good idea mate
I find it's when you stop that you'll start to see 'adaptation' to the sea start to happen
Enjoy you two
Thank's for the seat info

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