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Old 18 June 2008, 14:27   #1
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Attention Sib riders

Hi there, Quick poll....What side of your SIB or tender do you helm from, Port or starboard.

JK. there seems to be a lot of SIB talk of late. Would a SIB forum here be helpful?
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Old 18 June 2008, 14:52   #2
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Usually Sit on the Starboard Tube.

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Old 18 June 2008, 15:29   #3
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Usually Sit on the Starboard Tube.

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If stardboard tube is the one you can sit & drive while seing the engine exiting water indicator, will be a fine position, also will depend on boaters comfort if you are left or righ handed. If your tail catches up a plastic bag, algae, kelp, etc, and not aware of, surely will have a serious engine overheat if seated on the opposite position.

Must say that small/portable engines that doen't have overheat alarms are in quite dissadvantage compared to the ones that have. So decide correctly which side you will sit, if left or righ handed, and if your engine is equipped with a overheat alarm or not.

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If stardboard tube is the one you can sit & drive while seing the engine exiting water indicator, will be a fine position, also will depend on boaters comfort if you are left or righ handed. If your tail catches up a plastic bag, algae, kelp, etc, and not aware of, surely will have a serious engine overheat if seated on the opposite position.


and YOUR answer to the poll is?
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and YOUR answer to the poll is?
Honestly don't know the meaning in english, usually sit in the right tube as seen from the transom's back. Or tube where I can see the water port exit. This time google didn't help me on translation.
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Think it depends on how my arse or knee caps feel at the time and what the conditions are, i am like a ships rat at times swapping sides. the compass is fixed to the starbd sponson so if i am following a course its usually stb side.
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Starboard side on the Rigiflex; the tiller is on the port side of the engine so it makes it easier to steer.
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Starboard on our old SIB-tiller was on the Port side and telltale to Starboard.
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Starboard on mine ...cos if I didnt with my16 stone we'd heel to port
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Port

To many opperations on the left shoulder to set on starboard.
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