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Old 17 August 2004, 08:08   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: brightlingsea
Boat name: amy lou
Make: bombard explorer fb485
Length: 4.85
Engine: suzuki df50
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Bit late for my reply sorry but I've been away. I bought a Bombard 4.85 in April/May with a DF50 Suzuki.

I like the boat. its a good family boat, however she doesn't like choppy waters much (quite a shallow hull) and she slaps back into the water after take off- So people on deck in the front get an uncomfortable ride.. Part of the problem with mine is I think the seating/console arragnement which puts all the weight into the back. Would be better with a jockey arrangement situated more to the front.

So people on deck in the front get an uncomfortable ride.

I'd be keen to know how you get on
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Old 18 August 2004, 01:09   #12
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Country: USA
Town: Des Moines, Iowa
Boat name: Perfecto
Make: Merc
Length: 4m +
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thanku

Thanks for your imput. It helps since you have one yourself.
Im looking into the Quicksilver 430 now with a 25hp s stroke.
Its a lot cheaper. I can get both for under 6000$ Canadian.
But good to know your experience with a bombard wb tho. I appreciate that.
Thanku
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