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Old 18 January 2014, 12:22   #1
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Hey I know I keep asking loads of stuff in different sibs

But what would be a good sea worthy sib that could go in breaking 3-4 foot waves and also be quite enough for fishing?
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Old 20 January 2014, 06:00   #2
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8k get you a rib witha good engine so if you dont mind towing thats where I would look.

If its a sib the honwave has the biggest tubes and is the most stable so great for fishing but I did find other makes more fun for messing around so it depend on the spit between fishing and other uses. Oh and go for the ali floor model

as for 3-4 foot waves . most sibs and ribs will handle these with relative ease so I would be more thinking about size, engines etc.

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At that money you could look at the more heavy duty zodiacs FC420 etc
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8k Budget.....? Definitely get a RIB! ...You may regret it if you don't.
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Hey I know I keep asking loads of stuff in different sibs

But what would be a good sea worthy sib that could go in breaking 3-4 foot waves and also be quite enough for fishing?
I don't agree with the way these are used by lifeguards but the sibs themselves are awesome

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Jumping one or two Big Breakers in a SIB is one thing.....Two or three hours going somewhere in a steep chop,or getting home when the weather turns Nasty is another
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As above thats a lotta cash for a SIB.
At that money there are lots of RIBs but that would need a towbar and somewhere to store a trailered boat.

But if you want a roll up SIB to put in a large boot with an engine on top I'd suggest an alumiuium floor if you are fishing.

1, 300 buys you a heavy duty 4.3 m SIB
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Forget sibs. Buy a 4.7 searider. You'll get a stunner for 8k. You won't regret it.
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8k Budget.....? Definitely get a RIB! ...You may regret it if you don't.
If you don't want to pack it away and put it in the shed.
Buy a rib!! I have had both and trying to hold onto a sib at 30mph is great but a rib is better!!

You can buy a decent 4m rib for around 2k or buy a 6m for 8k!
I would advise maybe buying an older boat for the first year just to check it's for you. Once you have one you soon realise the things you want and don't want in design and fittings, so you know exactly what you want for the next one!
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