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Old 06 September 2011, 11:14   #11
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Since being on this site, it is obvious that English English is a little different from my redneck English
Your redneck English is different than American English...

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Old 06 September 2011, 11:15   #12
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Electric engines are still regarded as too low in power for the sea/estuary etc with a decent 5 knot tide. OK on a lake but have you seen the price of them. I have a new 3.5 HP Tohatsu engine and a 10' fishing GRP boat I use as a tender. You wouldn't want to go lower in oomph than that in a 5 knot tide just in Chichester Harbour let alone the sea - 10ft is too small anyway to go out, the guys all have roughly maybe 15'+ boats around here

Reminds me I need to put the engine and boat up for sale

I shove mine in my little trailer on a folding launching trolley if that idea helps! Very light to tow behind...

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Old 06 September 2011, 11:48   #13
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Thank you, Polwart. I am really enjoying learning the difference between our expressions and yours, but I worry that I will give a wrong answer due to not understanding well. Be patient and help me if I go off on a tangent please.

We have used inflatables for about 30 years and really enjoy them, as the capability of those boats is impressive. The waters around here contain a lot of oysters, so we only use the inflatables during trips to Florida. With the dark water here, you don't see the oysters until too late at times.

It is good to find a site where inflatables are used for what they are good at instead of just a cruiser to shore taxi. Got into some really rough water at times, and they outperform a hard hull boat (as long as you can hang on and stay in the boat).

Zagato, you have a really neat rig there. It looks very well thought out.
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Old 06 September 2011, 14:41   #14
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i have to have a boat in a bag lol ,,ps i love your landy ,,we got an audi ,,but i do like yours ,,ok gettin confused now ,will a small inflatable dinghy with an 2hp engine be suitable to fish around wales devon and cornwall close in to the shore ,,yes or no ???
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Old 06 September 2011, 14:55   #15
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Franc, I worked with a Canadian for a few years, so I consider myself bilingual now!

Mat, 2hp might be a bit borderline, look at 4hp as more sensible and 6hp+ as more fun
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Old 06 September 2011, 15:03   #16
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Mat8739, you said you planned to stay close to shore and you probably would never go out in extreme weather to fish, so you don't need a 15 ft. boat for your purposes. You need enough power to keep moving against the wind and tide, but you don't need a large engine to do that.

You would be surprised how fast a small engine will push an inflatable. Check out you tube videos and see. Also remember these boats float like a cork and handle seas a hard hull would have trouble handling.
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Why not rig your caravan so you can tie the inflatable on the roof? It will allow you to get a good size SIB and you can leave it inflated
If you get a good quality fuel can and remember to shut the breather valve, it shouldn't leak or give off fumes. I believe you can only transport 2 gallons legally in the car.
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Old 06 September 2011, 15:42   #18
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Very nice defender Zagato!

Id vote small inflatable with 4hp for you. Should work a treat. The 4hp's are lightweight, so no problem lifting & fitting. Enough power to push a dingy with you and fishing gear in on the sea.
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Old 06 September 2011, 17:02   #19
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mat8739... I am new to SIBs and found the guys here very helpful in helping me choose. I went for an air-deck SIB (not collected it yet) for the convenience, and ability to take the thing away on holiday trips without trailering. One thing about the engine power though. I went for a 6hp outboard as it was the maximum power before the engine increased in weight ( I think)... however, if you plan to also use the SIB on rivers and lakes, check the licence costs. With the Environment Agency waters, it is about 66 with 4hp max, but this increases to about 235 if you go 6hp (say). Just something to bear in mind.
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Old 06 September 2011, 17:42   #20
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You're right 123... I use my sib on the ouse at Huntingdon and because it has a 15hp it cost 246 for the year.
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