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Old 06 August 2018, 02:33   #1
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Bombard SB640

Hi all
Getting back into ribbing after a long break.
Looking at a 2006 Bombard Explorer SB640. Anything in particuler i need to look for?


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Old 06 August 2018, 06:52   #2
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Hi all
Getting back into ribbing after a long break.
Looking at a 2006 Bombard Explorer SB640. Anything in particuler i need to look for?


Many thanks
Si

I've got a 640, i purchased it in 2016 as a stop gap whilst i worked on my ribeye project boat (which still isn't finished ).



The Bombards are at the cheaper end of the market, a bit more mass production, I remember a guy from BHG telling me a few years back they were pumping loads of them out becuase of the value for money, he was getting very bored rigging them.



I've gotta say i absolutly love it, we've put over 120 hours on ours this season, great family boat for leisure use, not the pretiest rib but for the money tip top. If you are looking at that one with the yam 115 on the back thats currently for sale, you won't go wrong for that money as that engines is low hours i think. I can get about 36 knots max out of mine with just me in at wot, it does start to walk a bit at that speed though as they arn't a heavy boat.


I've had no real issues with mine apart from the seat hinge pins work their way out after a while, the mother inlaw did look a bit funny when she got stuck in the back seat well
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Old 06 August 2018, 07:10   #3
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Thanks Paul
Good info it proberley is the same boat

Lets see what happens!

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