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Old 07 February 2012, 07:52   #1
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Arancia SIB

I just picked up an old lifeguard sib. Blew it up last night, swapped out one of the valves, cleaned it up, and sprayed it down with soapy water. It holds air perfectly and the tubes are in great shape! (2 minor patches have been done)

Question: I haven't seen one change hands on rib.net and can't find any comparable sales. What are they worth new? What's the range used?

I'm debating holding into it and letting the kids use it if I can find a cheap 25/30hp or selling it to help finance some upgrades to my 7m.

Any thoughts?
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I just picked up an old lifeguard sib. Blew it up last night, swapped out one of the valves, cleaned it up, and sprayed it down with soapy water. It holds air perfectly and the tubes are in great shape! (2 minor patches have been done)

Question: I haven't seen one change hands on rib.net and can't find any comparable sales. What are they worth new? What's the range used?

I'm debating holding into it and letting the kids use it if I can find a cheap 25/30hp or selling it to help finance some upgrades to my 7m.

Any thoughts?
Silly question but Is it an Arancia or a lifeguard as they are separate makes or are you meaning it's as used by lifeguards,
Sorry disregard the post just noticed you live in the USA so I doubt that it will be a lifeguard boat
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Sorry, I assumed they were one in the same.

It's one of these:
ARANCIA INDUSTRIES LTD

I assumed they were pretty widely used in the UK too:
Arancia class lifeboat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It seem like a very well put together little craft. All hypalon, etc. I'm finding that there aren't too many 25/30hp two-strokes out there but I will just wait until the right one shows up (since the boat was so cheap, I'm not going to spend US$2,000 on a used engine!)

Lifeguard, Surf Club, etc. same thing even though we're all speaking "english"!

Just wondering if anyone has any comments on them. I've seen them in action but never experienced one!
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Old 07 February 2012, 18:30   #4
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Sorry, I assumed they were one in the same.

It's one of these:
ARANCIA INDUSTRIES LTD

I assumed they were pretty widely used in the UK too:
Arancia class lifeboat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It seem like a very well put together little craft. All hypalon, etc. I'm finding that there aren't too many 25/30hp two-strokes out there but I will just wait until the right one shows up (since the boat was so cheap, I'm not going to spend US$2,000 on a used engine!)

Lifeguard, Surf Club, etc. same thing even though we're all speaking "english"!

Just wondering if anyone has any comments on them. I've seen them in action but never experienced one!
Just there used to be a company in Ruthin North Wales called Lifeguard that made inflatables,
Arancias only experience for me was the rib version, but sib or rib versions all seem to get good feedback,
Rnli are building Arancia Rib versions in the uk now under licence for their beach and flood rescue teams.
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Just there used to be a company in Ruthin North Wales called Lifeguard that made inflatables,
Arancias only experience for me was the rib version, but sib or rib versions all seem to get good feedback,
Rnli are building Arancia Rib versions in the uk now under licence for their beach and flood rescue teams.
Just there used to be a company in Ruthin North Wales called Lifeguard that made inflatables,Got excited them thought someone else had purchased one,lol,mine is still going strong ,just crap fishing off it at the moment,lol
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ncp, they are about $12k for a new hull.

I own two of them.. modified for Landbased Game Fishing here in NZ.

they are actually made under licence by Lancer Industries in NZ.

I have a Yamaha 30D on mine, get about 32MPH with a 13P prop.
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I have a Yamaha 30D on mine, get about 32MPH with a 13P prop.
Thanks for the info.

We finally put a mid-90's 30 hp 2-stroke Merc on it. We've hit 30 mph with 3 people on it. Fun little boat.
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ncp thats a fantastic speed!

as I mentioned I modified mine for LBG which involves gluing insertion neoprene to the front tubes and underside, here is a pic with the original Yamaha 25hp motor.



adds a bit of weight so I loose top end speed..

one of the things you should to to improve the ride is modify the floor... the newer Arancia's have a different floor layout to the older ones and it moves the flex further forward. Let me know if you want some photo's
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ncp thats a fantastic speed!

as I mentioned I modified mine for LBG which involves gluing insertion neoprene to the front tubes and underside, here is a pic with the original Yamaha 25hp motor.

adds a bit of weight so I loose top end speed..

one of the things you should to to improve the ride is modify the floor... the newer Arancia's have a different floor layout to the older ones and it moves the flex further forward. Let me know if you want some photo's
Sure. Let's see it. For the most part, we're pretty happy with what we have but always interested to see others.

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You're just showing off your palm trees...

Nice little SIB.

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