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Old 05 December 2004, 03:59   #1
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difference between Arctic 22 & Pacific 22?

Hi,
recently I`ve read a lot about those Halmatic- built 22` ribs..... Thinking about buying one now but as I`ve understand it those Pacifics weigh about 2.5 tons?! That would be too much to tow around for me and I don`t want to put my boat in a marina. Are the Arctics lighter built or is it just that they`re made for outboards? Do they also have that wooden deck and what shaftlength outboards are required?

greetings,
Wolfgang
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Old 05 December 2004, 11:26   #2
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Basically the Arctic is the same but outboard model. Hull is almost identical. Tube attachment is very slightly different.

Weight for the Pacific 22 inboard is approx 1650 kgs. A heavy boat but still towable with a good 4 x 4.

The Arctic also has the wooden deck, which is fantastic as they are 100% rebuildable , although labour intensive.
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Old 07 December 2004, 11:05   #3
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Pacifics

Hi,
I trained on pacifics with the Royal Marines (a few years ago) and they are a really heavy boat. Mainly due to the big lumpy inboard diesel engine - which for some reason they decided to 'govern' but we still managed to get 35+ knots out of it. Really good boat but I wouldn't like to tow it to far - thinking money better spent in the fuel tanks of the boat than the towing vehicle!!
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