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Old 08 February 2016, 21:56   #1
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Does anyone own this boat? How has it held up over the years. Any issues with the wood floor or aluminum stringers causing abrasion or holes in the PVC? Is it a solid boat or a POS? I have an Achilles made of hypalon but I'm looking for a 2nd boat. I have a 15hp Yamaha I will power it with. Any idea on top speeds. I can get 28mph on my 310 sib Achilles with the 15hp.
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I had a 340 Fastroller (HP floor) - fantastic little SIB's. Very lightweight, plenty of room and handles OK - a little skaty like most of these SIB's as the floor is virtually flat but next to an Aerotec one of the best SIB's out there IMHO. They hold up pretty well although mine had a small split develop in one of the moulded tube to transom supports. I much prefer the older (proper pointy) cones.
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Does anyone own this boat? How has it held up over the years. Any issues with the wood floor or aluminum stringers causing abrasion or holes in the PVC? Is it a solid boat or a POS? I have an Achilles made of hypalon but I'm looking for a 2nd boat. I have a 15hp Yamaha I will power it with. Any idea on top speeds. I can get 28mph on my 310 sib Achilles with the 15hp.

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You sure your getting 28 mph, 10 mph over the norm.
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Very sure. My 8hp will do 18 to 19 mph with just me on it. The boat weighs only 80 pounds. Not sure what you are running. But both my powerplants are made by Yamaha and they are 2 strokes. Incredible pieces of machinery. Here is a video of my 8hp.
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Does anyone own this boat? How has it held up over the years. Any issues with the wood floor or aluminum stringers causing abrasion or holes in the PVC? Is it a solid boat or a POS? I have an Achilles made of hypalon but I'm looking for a 2nd boat. I have a 15hp Yamaha I will power it with. Any idea on top speeds. I can get 28mph on my 310 sib Achilles with the 15hp.
Post-2001 or so were all welded. The only glue utilized was on the bottom of the transom.

Wood rot is typically not a a problem unless the boat is left in the water constantly, or stored in a way where it collects rainwater.

PVC is more abrasion and puncture resistant than CSM (Hypalon is a trademarked name for Dupont CSM which is no longer produced).

If you're buying a used boat, be sure to check the bottom of the transom for rot, and check to see if the bottom pie-cut patches are peeling off. Regluing requires complete removal and replacement, or the water sealing will be compromised.
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Very sure. My 8hp will do 18 to 19 mph with just me on it. The boat weighs only 80 pounds. Not sure what you are running. But both my powerplants are made by Yamaha and they are 2 strokes. Incredible pieces of machinery. Here is a video of my 8hp.
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Just wondering what pitch prop you are running on the 15hp.
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My 380 hp Fastroller with light load would top out around 17 - 18 kts. That's with a 9.8 Twatsoo 2 stroke.
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Just wondering what pitch prop you are running on the 15hp.
stock prop. Not sure what it is.
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Hi would be interesting to know what pitch you have
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