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Old 03 June 2009, 09:16   #1
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Dunlop

I was sat off before, looking at the tide times and getting all screwed up coz I can't go out and play with the rest of the RIBs in Conway on Saturday when I thought about SIB's again.
Went outside for a coffin nail and for some reason looked on top of my shed. Hang on! I'd forgotten about the old Dunlop I had on top of my shed! Gets it down, it's filthy but blew up with out much fuss. Wooden floor looks abit rotten but considering, it's not in bad shape.
So does anyone know anything about these? It used to be a tender for a 28ft southerly when it lived in the river Seiont by Caernarfon Castle. This was years ago though and I only ever rowed it up the river.
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1971 and the label is all metric??? What were they thinking!!!

If it's still holding air it's got to be worth a go - what's the transom like though?
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Old 03 June 2009, 09:22   #3
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That Wigan for ya mate!

Just been bouncing on the transom, seems rock solid. I've got a mariner 2.5hp start and go motor here. May try it off the beach soon.
Any idea what material it is?
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Nip down down to the canal tonight and chuck it in to see if it floats I was going to suggest the Sands lake opposite Pontins but think it's a nature reserve now used to fish and swim in there.

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It's just filling with water now, one to wash it down a bit and two to see if any water comes out of anywhere. Canals a good idea mate. You right, the sands pub lake is now a nature reserve. It's got a wooden walk way all around it where people can go and view the rats and a duck
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So down hearted I took my old Dunlop dinghy off the roof of my shed (with a mental note to fix the hole that it was covering)
I know your roof will leak again.
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It's not raining!
I did get it down a couple of months ago but for some reason I'd forgotten about it since.
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SIBs are great, had a couple now. The last one I couldn't be bothered to deflate so tied it straight to the car roof, rope going in one window and out the other.
Got some funny looks having a 14ft Avon on my BMW saloon! Was a bit light at the bow over 40mph too!
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SIBs are great, had a couple now. The last one I couldn't be bothered to deflate so tied it straight to the car roof, rope going in one window and out the other.
Got some funny looks having a 14ft Avon on my BMW saloon! Was a bit light at the bow over 40mph too!
You lucky it didn't fly off like a whores knickers on a windy day

Wife's just come in and her jaw hit her chest, bounced off and then hit the deck. The on going argument about the RIB living in the front garden has now turned int an argument over the SIB being full of water in the back garden and how they are both going to have to live somewhere else. Could be a Dunlop for sale very soon...
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That Wigan for ya mate!

Just been bouncing on the transom, seems rock solid. I've got a mariner 2.5hp start and go motor here. May try it off the beach soon.
Any idea what material it is?
It should be hypalon.

We had a 'C-Craft' SIB when I were a nipper. C-Craft were competitors to Avon (with similar models and quality). Dunlop I think were either competitors as well, or possibly C-Craft turned into Dunlop.

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