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Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by nala » 13 Feb 2018, 11:49

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by Paul B » 13 Feb 2018, 16:43

Looking forward to this , :thumbsup
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Post by mattswan2512 » 13 Feb 2018, 18:56

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by Paul » 13 Feb 2018, 23:21

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by kaman » 14 Feb 2018, 09:40

Good stuff.
Looking forward to the review.
I must admit I'm very taken by Excels new aluminium hulled rigid inflatables for 2018.
In particular the Excel SR 390.
Could be one for the future with a Twatsu 30hp on tiller :drive :drive

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by Martin » 14 Feb 2018, 09:53

Im berth much looking forward to this review Nala..

May be a discounted future too Kaman :mrgreen:
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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by kaman » 14 Feb 2018, 12:43

Quote possibly Martin.
I'm very impressed with Excels range.
They've got some cracking Sibs and now ally hulled ribs.
Definitely caught my attention :party

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by nala » 15 Feb 2018, 15:42

Martin wrote:Im berth much looking forward to this review Nala..

May be a discounted future too Kaman :mrgreen:
Awaiting the next window of opportunity weather wise and when I can get rid of this damn chest infection :(

Another 5 days on antibiotics to go :( x

The patience of a Saint is compulsory ! lol :) x

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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by nala » 20 Mar 2018, 07:40

Excel Review Part 1 :- Apologies for keeping everyone in suspense I can't begin to explain ....... and life goes on :thud
Opening the box had to be done indoors due to the adverse weather .
Firstly I nipped the secure bands and cut the tape, then stood the box upright and let it down gently to the floor.
Checking there were no staples catching the sib, which can damage and ruin your boat.
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Once inflated it felt so solid !
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The overall quality is very good and it's got that big boat feel . Inflating it was so easy and quick and no separate floor to deal with which saves time.
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I inflated the sib and it filled the lounge !
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This is a brilliant addition to to the bow
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Check the seams as you go
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Rolling the sib out checking as you go without putting your knees or body weight at any point. As you could be punctureing if there was a loose staple inside it
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This is what happens , but thankfully it's not a worry
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Re: Coming soon the Volaire 390 review

Post by nala » 20 Mar 2018, 08:04

A few more photos of the unpacking inflation and inspection stages.
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The 2 ond stage of the review will be kitting out .
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What would be good is having the transom height in the info as well as having "suited for short shaft" . This I feel will help with making a positive choice for purchasers.

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