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Old 11 May 2014, 09:09   #61
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Stray -nice! Would you look out for a bombard or go with the Honwave?
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Old 11 May 2014, 10:25   #62
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As has been said many times before, (several times in this thread) the Bombard 380 Aerotec with a 25hp 2 stroke is rated best in its class, performance wise, by most here on Ribnet. But almost any RIB will out perform it.
The Zodiacs, Honwaves, Suzumars etc all perform perfectly well in the conditions most SIB owners will go out in. Only a few, and I'm not one, will go out in more challenging conditions.

SIBs are the cheap city cars of the boating world, you ain't going to get Ferrari performance;



for the price of a Fiat Panda.



So look at several in your price range and then decide what you like.
Remember, like cars, you can always trade it for a better one.
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Old 11 May 2014, 10:41   #63
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Bombard 380 inflatible Rib including Trailer and 25hp Selva Outboard engine | eBay


This is reputidly the best airdeck SIB there is? and this guy needs a quick sale ends tomorrow, you can always sell the trailer.

HTH
Posted 3 days ago, the SIB alone is 2,500 new, you could have sold the trailer.

Too late now its sold
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Another one will come up!
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Old 11 May 2014, 13:02   #65
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Posted 3 days ago, the SIB alone is 2,500 new, you could have sold the trailer.

Too late now its sold
Its back, seller told me that winning bid was a mistake.

http:// http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18...84.m1423.l2649
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Its back, seller told me that winning bid was a mistake.

http:// http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18...84.m1423.l2649
Mmmm thats interesting, could be a case of "caveat emptor"

Your link did not work (for me anyway) so I hope you do not mind.

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The only boats to steer clear of, if you intend fitting a transom mounted transducer for a fish finder, are the ones with the extended trim tabs.



But as I say, only if you want to fit a Fish finder.
Wouldn't be too hard to make a bracket to go around the trim tabs. Besides, maybe they stop the odd bombard fill the boat up with back wash thing?
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Wouldn't be too hard to make a bracket to go around the trim tabs.
If you come up with a good design, patent it. You'll be able to afford a big RIB and somewhere to park it.
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What engine size rib combos fill the deck with water?
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The bombard chucks up some water at speed. Very hit and miss in terms of the motors that do it. Mine (tohatsu 18hp 2s) does, but if you put a thin chock of wood under the clamps to raise them an inch then it's problem solved. I understand the bombard transom is a tiny bit too short so the engines run deep, kicking up water. It's not really a big deal in my opinion as the bit of wood totally sorts it.
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