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Old 25 May 2014, 04:33   #11
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Great post Gurnard like the boat roller idea!where do you get those from ?
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One more...Great post!
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Old 26 May 2014, 05:04   #13
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Thanks also. A great read. I have the same sib and set up as you know, as you've helped with pics etc of the auxiliary. Its going great and have been using loads already this year. Did about 35 miles last wknd! It feels a bit like an apache helicopter with all its extras now. Love it!
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Top quality post and cracking pics to boot.
Not been to loch etive for a few years now - those pics make me want to go back, so will do soon hopefully.
Last time I went in my Sib I took a city boy work colleague also.
He was having the best day ever right up until the last 10 mins when he caught a 7 lb Spurdog.
When trying to unhook and return it one of the spurs punctured the skin on the back of his thumb.
Within 15 mins his hand resembled a red boxing glove!!!
He has never asked me to go back lol!
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Old 27 May 2014, 04:21   #15
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Great post Gurnard like the boat roller idea!where do you get those from ?
hi naiad..i got mine from force 4 ..there don't seem to be too many suppliers now..yet in the 60's - 70's roller boats were very popular for moving the heavy sailing boats like GP14's and Enterprise's etc.

I remember them well ..cos I followed my father's Hornet as he rolled it up the beach on them. My job was to collect the one that rolled out the transom ..then place it under the bow again ..until we reached the sailing club compound.

They work a treat for a large flat bottomed SIB

thanks again to all for reading and commenting

Force 4 Inflatable Boat Roller - 400kgs - 160x25cm - Only 19.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
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Really enjoyed looking at this thread. Fantastic scenery, you are very lucky to live in a part of this country that's so picturesque. love set up too. Hope to see more from you on here.

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What HP motor can that SIB go up to?
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Apologies for a late reply Cliff..I have not been around so much lately..but I'm sure I will be when the season starts again

The Max recommended is 30Hp for the 430 HD model Firstrib. I find the 25HP more than enough for my needs.. it gives around 22 knots. Its a heavy brute but its the most seaworthy SIB I have been in..so IMO worth the extra weight. Trailer job only though.
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