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Old 14 February 2010, 14:54   #1
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Yamaha 265

Lurking for weeks on this excellent site. I am looking to purchase a Yahama 265 to do river trips and the occasional jaunt into a sea bay on flat sea, with a view to purchasing something bigger and better once I have gained experience in safe water - anyone have any experience of this dingy
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Old 15 February 2010, 01:59   #2
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Hi and welcome to ribnet.

You will probably get a better response if you post this in the sib section. Perhaps JK can oblije?

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Old 15 February 2010, 04:20   #3
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As if by magic . . .

Sorry, haven't looked at the Yamaha inflatables in any detail though.
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Old 24 February 2010, 15:31   #4
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hi there
we have a honwave 275 air deck with inflatable keel
these boats have a sealed air deck floor so easy to clean down also no sand can work its way under causing wear.
there is no seperate floor sections to mess about with.
i used my 5hp 2stroke which was ok pottering about. but now my 2 sons 14years and 11years use it with a yami 8hp 4stroke which is its max hp and it flys along fine.
try and find a 2 stroke engine they are less weight than a 4 stroke.

yamaha/ zodiac are quality inflatables but give yourself the option of a honwave if the right one comes along

BEWARE = I STARTED WITH SOMETHING SMALL.PLAYED AROUND FOR A WHILE .SOON GOT THE BUG .....AND NOW HAVE A BIGUN TO MESS ABOUT WITH..????
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hi there
we have a honwave 275 air deck with inflatable keel
these boats have a sealed air deck floor so easy to clean down also no sand can work its way under causing wear.
there is no seperate floor sections to mess about with.
i used my 5hp 2stroke which was ok pottering about. but now my 2 sons 14years and 11years use it with a yami 8hp 4stroke which is its max hp and it flys along fine.
try and find a 2 stroke engine they are less weight than a 4 stroke.

yamaha/ zodiac are quality inflatables but give yourself the option of a honwave if the right one comes along

BEWARE = I STARTED WITH SOMETHING SMALL.PLAYED AROUND FOR A WHILE .SOON GOT THE BUG .....AND NOW HAVE A BIGUN TO MESS ABOUT WITH..????
Great advice. I have started on a bigger boat/engine and I do not feel comfortable yet - even before testing!

I would say exactly the same: do not go to the top quality/size as you may be wasting your money and struggling with tiny silly knowledge for tiny silly problems. Do not go for the bottom quality/size as you may face more issues than you can manage and undervalue risk.

And sorry for my poor English, I bet my words seem funny.
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Old 25 February 2010, 11:51   #6
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I actually felt safer on a bigger boat than smaller. The handling and such is roughly the same; the bigger boat deals with water movement better.

Just a thought...

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Old 15 June 2012, 13:25   #7
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Problem with inflatable keel - I have Yamaha S380 inflatable (3.8 m long) with inflatable keel. When inflated according to the instructions the valve for inflating the keel starts moving to one side with increasing pressure. This causes the keel to be asymmetric. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Thanks.
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