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Old 11 February 2016, 07:09   #1
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Bombard Aerotec 380 WANTED

I am looking for a Bombard Aerotec 380 SIB either boat only or full package. Must be in great condition.

Would consider a Zodiac Cadet also.
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Old 11 February 2016, 07:47   #2
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I assume you've seen the one on here?

Bombard Aerotec

I would say though if a Cadet would suit you why spend the extra on the Aerotec... or flipping it round if you really want the Aerotec advantages you may not find a Cadet meets the need.
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Old 11 February 2016, 08:29   #3
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I would say though if a Cadet would suit you why spend the extra on the Aerotec... or flipping it round if you really want the Aerotec advantages you may not find a Cadet meets the need.[/QUOTE]

Brilliantly put!
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Good point Fenlander!

Yes I have pm'd Mark about his Bombard.

To be honest I was just widening my horizons ..... I like the look of the Bombard and have heard good reviews of it, so that would be first choice.

I looked online and the Zodiac seemed a nice little option, as someone mentioned about the air deck Cadet Fastroller.

I want it for close in bass fishing with my son, and trailering is not really an option due to parking limitations. So I was thinking of a decent air deck that I can transport easily in the back of my VW T5.

Any other alternatives I should consider?
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Old 11 February 2016, 10:51   #5
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>>>Any other alternatives I should consider?

The Honwave 3.8m (or 3.2m if you think it big enough) with V air floor. The V is far less pronounced than the Aerotec but slightly greater than the Zodiac. I like Honwave quality and they're great value... you can get a new one for the price of a few years old Aerotec.

Also look at post #12 in the thread below for a comparison where I took both Aerotec and Zodiac on holiday in 2015 for a true back to back comparison.

Old used Aerotec impressions.
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That is great info, thanks very much.

Should there be anything in particular that I need to look out for and check on these boats when I go to view?

Do I need to worry about any build quality issues with older models?
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Hold out for a good Aerotec....you wont be disappointed
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>>>Do I need to worry about any build quality issues with older models?

The only real issue is failure of glued seams. As SIBs approach and pass 10yrs old they need all glued seams checking for peeling where the glue might have failed. I think Honwaves are all or mostly glued, Zodiacs mostly electro welded (tubes for certain) with just the outer floor and transom attachment areas to check. The Aerotecs need checking around the whole floor attachment and everywhere the transom meets the tubes and floor.

If you pay a low enough price accepting a few seam repairs is a calculated risk perhaps worth taking... as long as you are good at re-glueing. If you don't want to get involved with potentially messy repairs buy as new as possible.
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