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Old 21 October 2007, 09:23   #1
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Zodiac Activ 3.4 Yam 15

Hi all, anyone got any experience of the above set up. Its a Cadet 3.4 Activ - inflatable foor model - powered by Yam 15 4 stroke.

I am looking at getting one for pottering about locally. I followed the other thread here about SIBs & appreciate their shortcomings but for me the ease of rolling it up & storing in my car boot seems to outweigh the downside.

Its for snorkelling off, beaching on otherwise inaccessable coves. 1-2 persons & just a picnic bag!

Cheers all, appreciate any comments good or bad.
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Old 21 October 2007, 10:08   #2
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I have a 4m Prosport with inflatable keel with boards, with Yam 15 4 stroke there is plenty of power for the size, Yam is great on fuel.
Engine a little heavy for carryng any distance though,
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Old 21 October 2007, 17:02   #3
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I don't know the boat , but you would find a honda 15/20 is a bit lighter . Not by a lot but that size of motor is the limit of portability so every Kilo saved helps .
Maybe yam have fitted a steering tightener/damper on the fourstrokes but it was the first thing i missed with a yam after my Honda 20.
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Old 22 October 2007, 11:28   #4
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Yam Four stroke now has fitted a steering tightener/damper, from 2002 as this is what mine is.
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Old 22 October 2007, 11:41   #5
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Don't know how relevant this is but spent a few days charging around a ria in Galicia in a Yamaha 3.6m rib with a 9hp two-stroke on the back and it was superb. Planed with three of us no problem and would tick all of your boxes in terms of what you want it to do (except fold up, obviously!). Admittedly it had the old 9hp tricked to 15 courtesy of re-jetting etc!

The set-up you are talking about sounds great for what you want it for although, as has been suggested, the Yam may be a little heavy if you've got to lug it any distance (and will also sit heavier on the transom!).
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Old 22 October 2007, 12:11   #6
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9 and the 15 Four Stroke are the same engine but different carb setup, you are correct.
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hi, thanks v much for all responses here on the SIB setup. If anyone hears of anything newish c 3m + & 10-15hp drop me a line.

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In The spring mine will be 1500, 2007 4 m Prosport boat around 25 hrs use, 2002 15 hp fourstroke Yamaha engine new fuel tank prop oars etc this year,
I need a small boat over the winter for a runaround.
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