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Old 15 February 2014, 02:46   #1
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zodiac pro 550 wanted

hi there , i'm wanting a near new zodic pro 550 [ or new ]and interested to hear any comments on these boats as i may even buy a new one

any comments on brig falcon 500hl either , this is my second option,,
base din melbourne victoria , australia!

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Old 15 February 2014, 12:18   #2
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Had a 4.2m and 5.2m Zodiacs and found both to be excellent sturdy, all day boats. Have a new Yam F70 on the 5.2m and find it's a great combination, last year did 130nm up the west of Scotland on a single trip. Can't fault them.
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Old 15 February 2014, 16:56   #3
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thanks for the feedback . have you heard any comments on the brig ribs? i am curious as to how the quality rates vs zodiac?
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Old 16 February 2014, 16:54   #4
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The Zodiac is a much better built boat than a Brig. Quality of the fabric seems to be much better as well.
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Old 16 February 2014, 17:28   #5
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I have a 2004 550 open pro with a 100hp Yamaha on the back, i have had it for about a year and have found it to be an excellent rib. Great power to weight ratio (in excess of 35knts and really stable), really nice quality finish, some very useful storage including extensive easy access under deck storage, and it looks really sporty as well. I know the zodiacs have had their critics on here but as an all round family friendly under 6m rib they take a lot of beating and don't hang around long on the open market.

The only thing i would like is an upgrade to the newer standing leaning post.
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Old 16 February 2014, 18:24   #6
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Hi. Happy with my 550 pro open, she's a good all rounder. Used for skiing , fishing and generally burning petrol! I'm sure you'll be happy with one.
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Old 17 February 2014, 18:58   #7
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great feedback thanks everyone , it confirms my suspicions... of too purchase and will report on my experiences

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looks really good with the 100hp too...
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