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Old 26 May 2012, 05:18   #1
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your thoughts on the top 5 sibs/ tenders

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there seem to be hundreds ( ok lots) of makes out there. what would you top 5 inflatable makes be that is not a toy i.e. will take an engine

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Old 26 May 2012, 05:28   #2
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Willk has one of the best small sib combos. Give him a shout.
Careful though, he will attempt to steer you out of a sib and into a bloody great blow-up tug built by his mate.
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Old 26 May 2012, 05:43   #3
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Zodiac has to be in there, and Avon (which are the same company now), and Hondwave.
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Willk has one of the best small sib combos. Give him a shout.
Careful though, he will attempt to steer you out of a sib and into a bloody great blow-up tug built by his mate.
LOL - if I was that twisted, I'd be pushing a Suzumar. That's what all the big cabin lads are issued with at HQ.

Still and all, a vote for the Quicksilver 2.7M from me, if only because it hasn't had any issues and flits along nicely at 18kts with the Toohotsue 9.8
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Old 26 May 2012, 16:47   #5
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Our Zodiac 285s is a great SIB, well made and had no problems with it. Planes easily with a 6hp on it and is easy to assemble (solid floor)

Now on its fourth season and has had plenty of use.
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Stick with the big four names - Zodiac, Honwave, Quicksilver, Avon. Also Yamaha and Suzumar are good too as made by Zodiac etc and rebadged.
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"Top 5" Is incredibly vague - What qualities are you referring to? Durability? Performance? Warranty? Value?

What size range are you considering?

What budget range are you considering?

Zodiac is mentioned, but there is a world of difference in build quality and toughness of their military SIBs compared to their recreational SIBs
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Thanks max, I had not thought of Yamaha or Suzumar.
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Avon, mun.
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Old 28 May 2012, 06:35   #10
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My list would be ;

Avon
Zodiac
Bombard (been impressed by all thier SIBS)
Honwave
Quicksilver

Of course the first 3 are all the same company now .
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