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Old 27 September 2005, 16:12   #21
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the weight of the boat is not really an issue because i will trailer it and order a winch. i cant be bothered to dismantle and deflate the thing every time. I am now leaning towards a Zodiac 340S. Its a great looking and well made boat. I just cant decide on an engine but im leaning towards johnson or suzuki 4 strokes. any thoughts?
i think most people posted their thoughts and advice already, you wont really go wrong with any of them, but, if you are going to trailer it anyway then go bigger, dont waste time with a 340, go 380 and 25 to 30 hp or more or bigger if you can, would be worth it i can assure you

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Old 28 September 2005, 10:10   #22
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the weight of the boat is not really an issue because i will trailer it and order a winch. i cant be bothered to dismantle and deflate the thing every time. I am now leaning towards a Zodiac 340S. Its a great looking and well made boat. I just cant decide on an engine but im leaning towards johnson or suzuki 4 strokes. any thoughts?
i am not sure you would need a winch on a 340 either!!!

best thing is get down your local slip and have a look round and get some ideas, i pop mine on the roof of the landy for the quick trip back to the house, engine in boot of course
is always someone kind about to give a lift up on top
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Old 28 September 2005, 10:17   #23
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i am not sure you would need a winch on a 340 either!!!

best thing is get down your local slip and have a look round and get some ideas, i pop mine on the roof of the landy for the quick trip back to the house, engine in boot of course
is always someone kind about to give a lift up on top
But if you are double 'ard and Cornish, you get hold of the thing,outboard and all, growl abit, chuck the whole issue on top of the car! put the painter between ya teeth and drive home at 80mph. Oh yeah, proper blokes down 'ere!!
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Old 28 September 2005, 10:41   #24
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the weight of the boat is not really an issue because i will trailer it and order a winch. i cant be bothered to dismantle and deflate the thing every time.... any thoughts?
Hmmmm... this eliminates all the advantages of a SIB, so don't buy a fully inflatable with a soft hull, get a proper RIB.
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Old 28 September 2005, 10:53   #25
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But if you are double 'ard and Cornish, you get hold of the thing,outboard and all, growl abit, chuck the whole issue on top of the car! put the painter between ya teeth and drive home at 80mph. Oh yeah, proper blokes down 'ere!!
how will you eat your pastys if you have the painter between yr teeth?
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Old 28 September 2005, 11:02   #26
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Hmmmm... this eliminates all the advantages of a SIB, so don't buy a fully inflatable with a soft hull, get a proper RIB.
Exactly - what I love about my little toy is that I can just chuck it in the car and go where I like - am hoping to take it down to spain/Gib this Christmas - also a Thames cruise becomes a piece of cake - a lot easier to get my outfit to London than a boat on a trailer!!!
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Old 29 September 2005, 08:45   #27
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Exactly - what I love about my little toy

Cant reist this one Codders even though I promised my wife I would change my way of life...... are you sure you are not referring to one of those little
inflatable ducks.. say Donald Duck????
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also codders dont take it on the thames above the teddington lock area where the thames licence is needed as they will charge you 50quid a year for your high performance outfit. stay on the part of the thames where no such licence is needed....
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Old 29 September 2005, 18:23   #29
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also codders dont take it on the thames above the teddington lock area where the thames licence is needed as they will charge you 50quid a year for your high performance outfit. stay on the part of the thames where no such licence is needed....
Is it a high performance outfit when under oar power???
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If you will always be trailering it, why would you consider anything less than 4, or even 4.5m?
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