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Old 15 July 2013, 06:08   #1
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Any experience with rotomoulded plastic boats?

Looking at buying a new boat & the rotomoulded plastic boats appeal to me - why you ask well I hate fibreglass & wood in boats full stop, bloody awful stuff


Anyway the likes of the Funyak rib style boats, Rigiflex, Samboats etc appeal, has anybody any expereince or advice, we currently have a 16ft dory sports boat twin seater console which is very very practical sizewise, easily seats 5 & with a 90hp does 40+mph if required. However it weighs 1000kg so is not light.


These poly boats appear to be light, so fuel savings with a smaller engine would be good, just wondered what they are like to live with etc

Yes they make ones that look like ribs
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:16   #2
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We have several Funyak 3.9m boats at the yacht club I instruct at. They have 15hp 4 strokes on the back, but only just get up onto the plane and really needs someone sat at the bow to keep it down. Would probobly be much better if they had the small centre consoles on them but I guess that would eat into deck space....

They sure are hard wearing, and they are indeed nice and light, im just not sure I could justify the 1800quid for one.....
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:19   #3
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I would like something in the 14-16ft range, as that fits in my garage, would have to be centre consoled.
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:44   #4
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Oooh just found this, looks about spot on for our needs - No pricing info though...

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Old 15 July 2013, 09:51   #5
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There is a Funyak on eBay at the moment item# 251299587178
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:55   #6
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Have a look at this looks like a rib and a vee hull don't know the price but seen one at Caley 2 weeks ago and looked good

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poly on hear has funyak with 15 hp I believe, I seem it out playing and looks good and pretty fast and easy to launch and recover
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I remember Triumph (Trophy - same company I think) used to have a rotomolded PE sport fishing boat; heard they had a lot of problems keeping hardware bedded in the material. Don't recall hearing anything after the first couple of years of production; that could be good or bad, I suppose.

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poly on hear has funyak with 15 hp I believe, I seem it out playing and looks good and pretty fast and easy to launch and recover
Its a 20HP 2 stroke, with centre console. Will get on the plane no problems even with 4 adults on board. Max speed 22 knots - but for its size that's fine.

Internet not great here - but I can get photos etc. of it in action this week if it helps.
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I run 4 Logic Marine (also known as Triumph) 17ft dories as hire boats (RYA Powerboat Training Courses) and frankly they are pretty amazing boats. They are worked really hard and are pretty much indestructable. (search triumph or logic boats and watch them welly them with sledgehammers and tow them around behind a truck but not on a trailer!!) We have 15Hp on the back but they are rated to 90Hp which i think would be pretty scarey. We haven't had much issue with fittings and have never used the moulding materials/tools we have to fix them. Depending on the 'job' they can be a really good option

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