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Old 15 November 2019, 17:52   #1
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3D Superlight Twin Air 160

I need to ask a favour.

Does anyone have a 3D Superlight Twin Air 160, and if so, would you mind measuring it please? Considering it for a rather right installation and am trying to work out the missing measurements from the below.

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Does anyone have a 3D Superlight Twin Air 160, and if so, would you mind measuring it please? Considering it for a rather right installation and am trying to work out the missing measurements from the below.



Many thanks

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Have you called the people at Ocean First Marine?
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No. However I did a flyby of Marine Superstore this morning and they kindly pulled one of the box to let me measure. Now got to work out if it'll fit....
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On a rib? Thinking of getting one as an on board tender in time
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On a rib? Thinking of getting one as an on board tender in time
We got a 3D 2.7 tender last spring, rolls up quite small and only 15kgs - about half the weight of the previous tender. Stored in a locker on the RIB and pushed by a torqeedo elec outboard, cracking combination and very handy to have onboard.
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Twin Air 3D as an onboard tender

Sorry, cannot help with the measurements, but in relation to using an an onboard tender, we've got the 2.5 3D Twin Air which we use as a tender, sometimes onboard. We have a 2.5DF Suzuki as its engine but the electric ourboards mentioned above look a good option. They are a cracking tender, very hard wearing and durable. On short journeys, say of a mile or so, we haul the inflated tender onboard our rib, after removing the engine and have it upside down, secured by the painter to the ribs front post, strapped down on longer trips.
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Many thanks for your response - good to see other people with some experience of the 3D tenders

How does the material hold up over time? Have you had any issues with punctures, tears etc? Does the lightness compromise any durability?
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We got a 3D 2.7 tender last spring, rolls up quite small and only 15kgs - about half the weight of the previous tender. Stored in a locker on the RIB and pushed by a torqeedo elec outboard, cracking combination and very handy to have onboard.
I'm thinking of getting one of these to use as a roll up tender, but I'm very space constrained - does it roll up easily and fit in it's bag?
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Ditto what he said; any pics of it rolled up and on board?
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In the store, the 160 rolled up just fine back into it's bag. I think you'd want your pump on "suck" to get all the air out properly, and then it rolled up easily to fit the bag. Dunno about the 2.7 of course.
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Pics of the 2.7 rolled up would give me a good idea...
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I'm thinking of getting one of these to use as a roll up tender, but I'm very space constrained - does it roll up easily and fit in it's bag?
A bit fiddly to repack - but arenít they all. Itís a large ruck-sac style bag, Iíll grab a pic in the next few days and post - its definitely a lot smaller packed than a similar sized conventional tender.
Our zodiac cadet (2.4) is abused, dragged up stoney beaches and left out in all weather - donít think the 3D is as durable nor tough so we do treat it with a little more respect, but much easier to lift and throw in the RIB
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3D Superlight Twin Air 160

Bit the bullet and got myself the Twin Air Round 250 for my RC 6.8

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Works well paired with a Bravo pump 12kgs weight all up
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Works well paired with a Bravo pump 12kgs weight all up
Impressive weight - what's it like to pack away on the RIB once you've used it.
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I've got the Seago go lite 270. Packs up with no trouble expelling the air by hand. Fits back in it's bag easily each time and takes up very little room on the boat.

The fabric does feel a bit thin and vulnerable, but for getting ashore from a mooring or at anchor it's perfect.
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Extra aluminium seat on 3D Superlight

I forgot to tell you, after we had owned ours a few years, using it to take rucksacks over to a small island or as a tender to our rib, we realised that an extra sliding seat wouldnít go amiss, particularly if you have to row and donít want your missus sitting on the front tubes and risking a MOB. We sourced a spare Aluminium seat which slides on the lugs and sits parallel with the identical supplied seat. It works a dream. It was only about £30.
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Impressive weight - what's it like to pack away on the RIB once you've used it.


Easy as pop the valves fold and squeeze the bag is oversized and is a rucksack type with everything in it foot pump paddles seat etc

My main concern also since itís a deploy and tuck away each time

Extremely happy with it - got it from Ocean First Marine who were excellent (they are the importer)

Also very light obviously when pumped up so once ashore it was easy to move around with all our gubbins

Seats 3 adults and beach cr..p - got it because the other half doesnít like getting cold in cold waters and didnít want the faff of beaching
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I’m sorry to say the 160 is unusable.
Seats and rowlocks are in completely the wrong place to make it remotely rowable and the mfr doesn’t seem to care based on the latest comms.
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Iím sorry to say the 160 is unusable.
Seats and rowlocks are in completely the wrong place to make it remotely rowable and the mfr doesnít seem to care based on the latest comms.


Hi Matt

Like other on this thread I have the 250 and find it excellent for my needs for up to 3 people

I was worried about going Ďbigí bit on reality 250 is still small

Sorry it didnít work out for you on the 160 - itís a bloody tiny tender though at that length

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