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Old 30 March 2008, 07:16   #1
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I,m after a sib 3.4 to 3.8 with a 15 hp 2 stroke . My priority is low weight,small deflated size and ease of inflation, i like the idea of the honda with the inflated V floor is their anyone else with this system ,i,m planning to use it with 2 teenage boys and folding it up in the back of a camper.
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Old 31 March 2008, 09:23   #2
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I,m after a sib 3.4 to 3.8 with a 15 hp 2 stroke . My priority is low weight,small deflated size and ease of inflation, i like the idea of the honda with the inflated V floor is their anyone else with this system ,i,m planning to use it with 2 teenage boys and folding it up in the back of a camper.
Yes, a nice alternative performer size, nothing to add or remove, like floors ( the heavy part if you have to assemble/disassemble every time the sib is used) simply extend, inflate tubes & floor to correct pressure, put engine and launch. Other nice alternative near the same weight as a 15 HP 2 stroke engine with 3 extra HP will be a Tohatsu 18 HP (42 KG)

A 340 air deck or V floor with a 15 HP 2 stroke would be a other alternative being only 3 passengers most of the time.

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The 3.8 honda is a great sib and as big as I would want to go for traveling with. Get an idea of the packed size in the shop before you buy and see how you go lifting it . Shouldn't be a problem with 2 teenagers to help , but it was about the limit for me alone .

You will need an electric pump (bravo hp2) not only for inflation but also to deflate it if you want to ever get it back to the original packed size.
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