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Old 23 April 2013, 11:40   #11
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Heres a general view of the two Sib hull types you are considering: alu-floor boats have shallow v, flattening out at the transom. This causes the boat to slide a little in the turns and ride more on the tubes, so they tend to bump over the top of the chop. Air-floors have slightly deeper entry v that continues to the transom, so better grip in the turns but they tend to flex a bit over the chop, especially if you have weight fore and aft. So, as said before, both will show weak points in the chop, but the plus points and enjoyment you get will totally outweigh any negatives. If you get the chance, visit a Honwave dealer to compare the 380 air floor against the 400 alu floor.

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Old 23 April 2013, 12:00   #12
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How about a tunnel hull SIB, like a Zapcat but with a closed bow? From what I've heard they perform well and would probably be the nearest fit to your requirements.

You may struggle to find one though as there don't seem to be many around. Might be worth a try though.
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