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Old 10 September 2008, 06:09   #1
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Hi from a SIB noob, help/advise appreciated.

Hi All.

Putty from Paignton UK here. Referred to this fine site by a member on WSF.

Had a moment of weakness the other day and brought a SIB and little outboard.

RIB by M.D.M (The Burden Group) Model = 265L, looks about 8-9ft.
Outboard Yamaha 2.5 Hp four stroke

Had a look at it and the outboard looks brand new and the RIB very clean, then bidded on ebay and won and it is now in my garage awaiting its first outing. Peoples opiion seems to be I have a bargin (430) - which is nice.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tab%3DWatching

Plan on using it around Torbay, lanching from Meadfoot and fishing around there and Thatchers areas, and poss other Torbay areas.

Life jackets are the first purchase on the list.

Actually quite heavy so plan on getting some foldy uppy wheels on it.

Also been advised to get and carry some spare shear pins, flares, rope, anchor, compass, puncture outfit, VHF, watertight container for wallet, keys, phone etc spare fuel.

I have the basic outboard tool kit, will get a spare plug and I always carry a Gerber multi tool, small lock knife & FAK when fishing.

Anything I am missing? any thing you guys think I need to do or know for boating and safety.

Someone did say the resale amount on my OB should be comparable to an older 2 stroke higher rated OB which may fair me better.

Any one offer any advice please, complete noob so any advice welcomed.

Cheers in advance

Putty
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Old 10 September 2008, 08:11   #2
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Hi All.

Putty from Paignton UK here. Referred to this fine site by a member on WSF.

Had a moment of weakness the other day and brought a SIB and little outboard.

RIB by M.D.M (The Burden Group) Model = 265L, looks about 8-9ft.
Outboard Yamaha – 2.5 Hp – four stroke

Had a look at it and the outboard looks brand new and the RIB very clean, then bidded on ebay and won and it is now in my garage awaiting its first outing. Peoples opiion seems to be I have a bargin (430) - which is nice.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tab%3DWatching

Plan on using it around Torbay, lanching from Meadfoot and fishing around there and Thatchers areas, and poss other Torbay areas.

Life jackets are the first purchase on the list.

Actually quite heavy so plan on getting some foldy uppy wheels on it.

Also been advised to get and carry some spare shear pins, flares, rope, anchor, compass, puncture outfit, VHF, watertight container for wallet, keys, phone etc spare fuel.

I have the basic outboard tool kit, will get a spare plug and I always carry a Gerber multi tool, small lock knife & FAK when fishing.

Anything I am missing? any thing you guys think I need to do or know for boating and safety.

Someone did say the resale amount on my OB should be comparable to an older 2 stroke higher rated OB which may fair me better.

Any one offer any advice please, complete noob so any advice welcomed.

Cheers in advance

Putty
Wellcome on board mate,,,,,,,,,,,,,there be some good advice on here,,,,,,,,,,sometimes its a little wait,,,,,,,but be worth it,,,,,,,,,,some very knowledgeable people on here TIGHT LINES
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Old 10 September 2008, 11:36   #3
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Also been advised to get and carry some spare shear pins, flares, rope, anchor, compass, puncture outfit, VHF, watertight container for wallet, keys, phone etc spare fuel.
1. Make sure you have right length for the anchor rope Depth + Depth/2 at least.
2. You also have to have heaving line. Normally Marine Safety Kit has it
Also if something happens with you drain plug you can use kit container as a bailing device.
3. GPS as a "nice to have" addition. Garmin Quest is water proof and you can purchase used one for under 200$US off eBay. Mark your favorite fishing spots, ramps, etc ...
4. If water where you are fishing has floating logs or other obstructions spare prop is also good idea.
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Someone did say the resale amount on my OB should be comparable to an older 2 stroke higher rated OB which may fair me better.
9.9hp 2st Yamaha would have the same weight as 9.9hp 4st Tohatsu/Nissan
I sold my 2000 3Hp 2st Yamaha for 600US
New 9.9 Thatsu would cost you around 1400$US but it would be completely different ball game comparing to your 2,5Hp

Good luck and again welcome on board!
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Old 10 September 2008, 18:22   #4
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sounds like you have most of it covered there .

Most small motors have spare shear pins stored somewhere on the motor , usually slotted into little rubber holder under the hood .

An os map is good idea to have with the compass then you can at least take a bearing if a fog comes down .

A small hand bilge pump is useful and so is a sponge to mop up the last drop of water so you don't end up sitting in a puddle when you are fishing.

A spare kill cord is good especially on a tiny engine . I remember going under some trees once on the river which snagged the kill cord and I lost it in the water as a result and couldn't start the motor for a while untill i rigged something up which wasn't easy .

Don't forget the oars
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Old 12 September 2008, 04:40   #5
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1. Make sure you have right length for the anchor rope Depth + Depth/2 at least.
Uhhh, that equals depth. Forget the /2 part. That would be a bare minimum in my book.

IMO, you should carry 4 times more line than the deepest you ever think you'll anchor in. Ideally more than that (a lot more). Several reasons: your anchor is your last ditch savior should you lose power and be blown towards rocks, you'll eventually end up fishing somewhere you didn't plan for, you may need to loan it to someone else in the first scenario, you may end up sitting out a blow somwhere you didn't plan on sitting it out.

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Old 12 September 2008, 09:26   #6
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Thanks for all the info guys all noted and taken on board (no pun intended)

Maiden voyage on Sunday I hope just going to rig up an in Garage mount for the engine and top up the engine and gear box oils and put some petrol in and see if it all goes according to plan.

Thanks again guys.

Will let you now how it goes.

Putty
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Old 12 September 2008, 14:45   #7
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Uhhh, that equals depth.
LOL
(D+D)/2 = D but D + D/2 = 1.5D sorry for offtop.
I have 1.5 lengths of my max fishing depth and it works for me. With a good anchor and chain you do not need 4 times lengths ... IMHO.
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Old 12 September 2008, 16:10   #8
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I have 1.5 lengths of my max fishing depth and it works for me.
On other hand I do not fish in open sea.
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