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Old 05 February 2021, 07:01   #1
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New to the forum , I am considering buying either a Honwave T53AE or Boatworlds 380 Pro , any advice would be much appreciated

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Old 06 February 2021, 14:41   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet
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Old 06 February 2021, 15:01   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum. The Honwave T35 is a good roomy and stable SIB if you are OK with doing the alloy floor assemble each time if a daily setup situation. The Boatworld is very similar at a lower price. The Honwave would be the easier to sell on in a year or two if that was a factor.

Do you already have the outboard?
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Old 06 February 2021, 15:55   #4
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Not got an outboard yet but was looking at a 15hp engine
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Old 06 February 2021, 18:31   #5
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Hi Will & welcome.

Think you may get a better response & advice from the members if you give a bit more info.
What will you be using the SIB for? Where will you be using it? How many in the SIB? Are you going to inflate /deflate every time or are you going to use a trailer?
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Old 07 February 2021, 02:53   #6
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Hi Will & welcome.

Think you may get a better response & advice from the members if you give a bit more info.
What will you be using the SIB for? Where will you be using it? How many in the SIB? Are you going to inflate /deflate every time or are you going to use a trailer?
Hi ,
Sorry I will be using the sub for sea fishing the west coast of Scotland .I am not new to boating we used to have a Orkney Strikeliner but no storeage and I don’t want to be paying mooring or storeage fees
The boat will be coming down after every use as I don’t have anywhere to store a boat on a trailer ,
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Have you considered the advantages on an air floor model like the T38 when setting up and taking down daily. Fitting the alloy floor in a T35, particularly if you are alone, can be frustrating. Honwave have just revamped the T38 to take away its previous big disadvantage of needing special expensive and usually wobbly transom wheels... now it can take any of the standard types.
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Old 07 February 2021, 05:40   #8
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Have you considered the advantages on an air floor model like the T38 when setting up and taking down daily. Fitting the alloy floor in a T35, particularly if you are alone, can be frustrating. Honwave have just revamped the T38 to take away its previous big disadvantage of needing special expensive and usually wobbly transom wheels... now it can take any of the standard types.
I will have a look at it , just looking for a nice stable boat that will take 2 fishers and all equipment for a days fishing .
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I would get frustrated if I had to set up an ally deck every time I was using my SIB and I know I wouldn't use it as much if I was on my own.
I understand some people's concerns about an airdeck when fishing, hooks knives etc, but I put EVA mats down on my airdeck to protect it.
The new T38 looks an impressive bit of kit, probably faster and can handle heavy chop better than my SIB, but it has a V shaped internal deck. Personally I wouldn't get one for the way I use my SIB. I want/need a flat deck, for the dog and for my other half. There is a "bilge" so the deck doesn't get swamped with water, and I find it easier to stand up in the boat.
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