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Old 27 September 2011, 22:49   #21
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Took the Bombard C3 out today. I was surprised that it took me the same length of time to set it up as the MkII, 25 min for each of them. The water was much flatter today so it was hard to compare them for ride in the chop though it seemed like it might be a touch nicer. It was a hair fast than the MkII 35.5kph vs. 34kph WOT, might just have been the difference in water/weather conditions.





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Old 06 October 2011, 15:48   #22
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I have a C3 with a 40hp tohatsu. It is very nice but a little scary at wot. I'm considering trying hydrofoil on the outboard. BTW, I've owned inflatable keel achilles and a dynous and much prefer the C3 solid keel.
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Old 07 October 2011, 05:42   #23
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That C3 looks a useful rugged boat. I did see a couple of them when we were looking recently but just too heavy for the way we use ours. If I was trailering or keeping one next to a slipway though they'd be a serious consideration.
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Old 18 November 2011, 21:44   #24
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I have a Bombard B4 with a wooden keel/wooden floors. I also have a Zodiac Mk II Grand Raid. Personally, I think the wooden keel gives the boat better "bite" on turns and softens the ride in chop. It is a little bit of a PITA to assemble the boat, but at least you always know your keel is doing its job. I've been chasing a leak in my keel in my Grand Raid for a while now (think I got it finally). Operating with a soft keel is bad for the bottom of the boat.
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Old 18 November 2011, 23:03   #25
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I have a Bombard B4 with a wooden keel/wooden floors. I also have a Zodiac Mk II Grand Raid. Personally, I think the wooden keel gives the boat better "bite" on turns and softens the ride in chop. It is a little bit of a PITA to assemble the boat, but at least you always know your keel is doing its job. I've been chasing a leak in my keel in my Grand Raid for a while now (think I got it finally). Operating with a soft keel is bad for the bottom of the boat.
B4 or C4?

The Commando boats are definitely better in the chop with their wooden keel boards.
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Old 18 November 2011, 23:23   #26
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It's a B4. 1981.
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Old 18 November 2011, 23:33   #27
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Interesting. I'm not familiar with the B4. It sounds very similar to the C4. Do you have any pics?
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Old 19 November 2011, 00:24   #28
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Here's a photo of one. Not mine but you get the idea.

BOMBARD B4 + Yamaha 30 Nautisme Manche - leboncoin.fr
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Old 19 November 2011, 00:26   #29
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Here's one for sale on CL

13' INFLATABLE BOAT
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Old 19 November 2011, 00:45   #30
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Okay, thanks for the info. It doesn't look like it has as deep a "v" as the C4.
But it has a wooden keep as well, huh?
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