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Old 16 March 2019, 02:48   #1
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Hello all
This is my first post on here,
I'm looking for an inflatable preferably something with a trailer although it's going to be staying on a campsite but the Pebble Beach is quite steep so I'm not looking for anything too big ,4m max.

Am I right in thinking a honwave for 15 or 20hp
Would be my best option?

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Old 16 March 2019, 05:25   #2
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Hi Russ and welcome to the forum.

If you are set on a trailer something like an alloy floor Honwave 3.5m is a great choice and yes 15/20hp ideal.

But if you were thinking daily assemble then an air floor Honwave better choice.

Do others launch off that pebble beach with trailers... how does that go for them? Trailers are usually a pig on pebbles.

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Old 16 March 2019, 05:58   #3
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Hello David thank you for your reply

The beach I'm talking about is Ladram Bay near Exmouth they don't launch with trailers they slide and down the beach but I will want to take the boat back up to the caravan after the use sorry I should have made myself more clear

I could dismantle it every time but I'd rather not especially when I have somewhere to store it on a trailer.
I guess it doesn't have to be a road trailer just something to be able to tow it back up to the caravan and leave it on until next time I want to use it
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Old 16 March 2019, 06:26   #4
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i echo everything david has said wheels are a pain on pebbles trailer or transom wheels if you can get a rope on the trailer and pull with the car your sorted if not i would consider inflatable rollers david has some i believe and will advise the good thing with an air floor is the lightness you may be able to get it on your back to carry over the pebbles.A cheap launch trolly would do too with a decent wheel at the front
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Hi Russ,

Depending how evil the pebble beach is, it sounds as though a launch trolley and dolly may suit.

We also kept our sibs inflated at the caravan on a launch trolley and pullud them through the dunes and across the beach. We could also tow it behind the car at low speed on private land if required.

This is the sort of launch trolley we had. We did actually mod it slightly with some bunks.

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Old 16 March 2019, 09:35   #6
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To me that beach looks like it could be a bit of a pig for anything wheeled and possibly damaging plus very hard work to drag a sib across...

https://goo.gl/images/PQ3hm4

I see in other images the craft on it are mostly GRP dinghies and kayaks plus beach shop inflatables.

Have you seen a sib with a15/20hp operated from there?
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Most people are using honwaves but I don't know what size engine
I didn't know if they are the best inflatable or there are other is just as good if not better?
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Well they are exceptional value new and don't lose too much money if you need to sell on. There have been very few problems on here from the large amount of owners and with the new ones when those problems came up the dealers have sorted most issues without quibble.
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Hope this is ok to ask
What would be a sensible price for this ?

Honwave T40-AE2 / V-floor air hull and aluminium floor.
Honda 20hp outboard engine.
2015 and used less than 10 hours
Honda 20hp outboard engine (2015, less than 10 hours).
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Honwave bench bag.
Transom "dolly" wheels for easy launching.
Electric pump.
Rooteq engine trolley.
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