Sorry to drag this thread up from the deep dark depths of March....
The missus and I have just dipped our toes into this whole SIB thing with a Zodiac 3.1 aero and 4hp Mariner, which I realise is the real low end of the sort of stuff that normally gets talked about around here, but you have to start somewhere.
However, we live in Bristol and if there is a little community of SIBers in the area we can get together with so that we're not scared every time we take the thing out of the car - so much the better.
Just for the record, though - we've not actually taken our SIB anywhere yet - it's in the Bristol Boats yard in Saltford waiting for their engineer to pre-check it, and us to get there at the end of the week to pick it up.
But I've been reading this forum for a while and feel like you are mostly nice helpful peeps.... :-)
So, if there's a Bristol SIB/RIB mini-club going on, can I join please (even though I've not even taken my boat down the Avon yet ???)