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Old 17 July 2013, 16:46   #1
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Going over old ground

Sorry to be going over old ground regarding advice on which SIB to go for, ive gone through these pages several times, and now im going round in circles

At the moment i am fishing from a kayak, mostly launching from runswick, but i have also gone out on the west coast, but after finding this forum and doing a lot of research i am thinking of selling my prowler13 and buying a SIB.

I want one that will take three people (max) that is easy to inflate/deflate to fit in the boot of my estate motor and take upto 9.9hp motor, inflatable keel etc.

If you could recomend one or two to look at that you think will fit the bill (that reminds me, my budget is in the region of 800ish) then that would help out a great deal. As i said im new to this style of fishing/transport but have some experience of weather conditions to be aware of through my kayaking fishing.

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Old 17 July 2013, 18:20   #2
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Welcome. I'll probably get slapped around a little from the purists on here but the route I've taken with the kids is to get one of the cheap (@380) 3.2 Chinese sibs with an aluminium floor off fleabay. Started with a 4.5hp & now got a 15hp Mercury 2 stroke & when the sib ends its life will replace with something like a Honwave aluminium floor sib for about 800 ! It'll take 3 people out fishing on the plane and for the price is a cheap start.......... Worked for me, but we also have a 17ft hardboat with a 135 strapped on for when we're all 5 out fishing/skiing/towing toys etc
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Old 17 July 2013, 19:14   #3
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Reckon the Honwave is a good option. Incredibly good value, even from dealers but get one 2nd hand and you may even get an engine. You may have to up your budget by about 30% though.
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Check X Pro Inflatables, lots of models to choose from, and well priced too...

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Old 18 July 2013, 05:16   #5
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I have a Zodiac 285s which has a solid floor.
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Sorry, post duplicated....

I have a Zodiac 285s which has a solid floor, and l use it with a Tohatsu 9.8.

The Zodiac is a great SIB and handles well ( it has an inflatable keel) and is very stable to stand up in, due to the solid wood floor.

I have had it since 2009 and used it many times, it still looks like new with no visible sigms of deterioration.
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Thanks for the replies, very helpful.
I will keep you posted on how things pan out.
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