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Old 15 June 2018, 17:29   #1
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Saturn SD518 any concerns

Well after a long winter repairing my FC470 it delaminated again. this is the last time. I guess it was my mistake getting a 30 year old boat.
I cant afford to get a "new" FC470 or even a newer used one. Im looking at a Saturn SD518 (18 footer) PVC boat. Just need something reliable for next 5 years.
Im going to transfer everything from the 470 to this boat.

Anyone have experience with this boat? good / bad? Been doing a lot of searching but cant find anything bad on them. Maybe thats because they pay $20.00 for good reviews on forums like this one.

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18' Extra Huge Saturn Inflatable Heavy-Duty Boats with Aluminum Floor.

Rgds,
Adrian
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Old 16 June 2018, 12:17   #2
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I've read the spec, looked at the photos, watched the video, and read the reviews. If I planned to buy one, I'd like to see one first, but I can't see anything obviously wrong with it. It's a lot of boat. You could have square dances on board..
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Old 16 June 2018, 12:30   #3
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Looks ok same material as my Mercury HD which has welded seams might be worth comparing gurnard has a quicksilver same boat ish over 10 years old and immaculate with five year garantee on new boats what's not to like
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Old 03 July 2018, 21:19   #4
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Thank you for the replies. I went ahead and purchased the boat seems to be well made. Only time will tell how well it holds up
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Old 02 March 2021, 14:21   #5
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Hello nmzodiac,

Could you share your experience with the SD518 (18 footer) PVC boat?
If anyone else has experience with either this boat or similar, I would greatly appreciate it if you can share your experience.

I am seriously considering getting one and there are no buyer reviews online.

Thank you
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