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Old 16 August 2016, 11:11   #11
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What's wrong with a roof rack or bars for transporting?

Security if left, I guess. Noise on the road if travelling far, racks do my head in. Cost of a rack etc (assuming a budget to consider here if sibbing)
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Old 16 August 2016, 11:49   #12
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Thanks for all the advice.
Good point RE transport. I am looking at getting a ford galaxy shortly so hopefully should be OK although I still may opt for a roof rack or small trailer even with the bigger car..
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Old 16 August 2016, 12:08   #13
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I would put it on the roof rack. If it's too noisy, turn up the iTunes, for security a long security cable through the locking bars will stop the opportunists, if the fu@@ers really want it though it's just as quick to break into an estate car as it is roof-bars ....
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Old 16 August 2016, 15:34   #14
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>>>What's wrong with a roof rack or bars for transporting?

Nothing and some folks who use a small camping trailer get round this issue.

But... and I accept it's a personal thing... if it doesn't fit in the car it's not for us.. no trailers and no struggling to get something on the roof.
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Old 16 August 2016, 16:34   #15
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Im with you fenlander. Its my intention to buy a boat that i can fit in the boot. After years of wishlist shopping my boat of choice would be a warrior 165 but the reason i never got one was because of the storage and faffing with trailers. So im hoping with the upgrade to a ford galaxy i wont need trailer or roofrack for a sib but im not discounting them just in case. I have the recent addition of 2 young sprogs but the galaxy boot is enormous even with the (front set of) back seats up.

As i just mentioned to thestig1973 in a pm. I havent owned a boat before but ive hired a fair few in the lakes, france, ireland and australia. So definitely still a newbie but also definitely had enough of hiring cr@ppy boats with old underpowered outboards to get my boat fishing fix

Thanks to research and you guys' advice currently looking at f-rib 360 and suzuki df20.
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This is the other hobby Im afflicted with.

For anyone interested perhaps I could swap flying lessons for boating lessons 😀

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How often do you plan to use it? If you want to fish do you plan fitting a finder and transducer etc..
I have recently got into sibbing and fairly quickly got tired of set up and take down at the point of launch then to get it all out again when i got home to clean it all down. Mine now lives on a trailer and its so much easier and quicker for me to launch & recover. I find i am using it more. I dont live too far from the sea so slower travel time is not an issue. I know you dont want the hassle but if you have somewhere to store it then i would at least give a trailer some thought. Though if you do go for a trailer a small rib may be a better option?
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Old 16 August 2016, 18:01   #18
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Hi stevem.

I understand what you say about rigging de-rigging. I think i like the idea of having the option of boot or trailer at the moment. So frib suits that but as mentioned i may go to a trailered boat down the line in which case i like the warrior 165.

RE fish finder transducer etc. Ive tended to hire where possible in the past. One of the pains of that and reasons to get a sib (other than cr@p boat and engine) is lack of echo sounder.

So some time ago I bought a small but decent garmin fish finder and made my own bracket to fit the transducer to a very high quality stainless sucker cup bracket it is amazing and has universal lockable joints to position the transducer any which way after vacuum suckering it to the transom of whatevet piece of sh1t boat you are hiring at the time.

I bought a small hard bodied rucksack from decathlon and screwed in the display and a small sealed lead acid battery that gives me 2 days constant fishing without recharging. I have a safety line also attached to the transucer to stop it gettong sucked into the prop if the sucker failed but it never has even after days of use and never will imho. Then it all packs up in 2mins into a tiny rucksack for next time. Quite chuffed with it.
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Hi ArdusFlyer

If you have time and patience then inflating, deflating may not be a problem. Unfortunately, i have neither!
Do you have a preferred launch spot picked out, beach, slipway or other?

Best of luck with your decision.
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>>>hoping with the upgrade to a ford galaxy... galaxy boot is enormous even with the (front set of) back seats up... currently looking at f-rib 360 and suzuki df20.

With something like a Galaxy and only using 5 seats you should be OK with pretty well any of your choices. I had the chance to see an FRib and how it packs in a car the other day... they do really need a tall people carrier or SUV style boot. The loadspace in my estate is huge in area but lacks height.

Not sure if you have picked up on this but with the hard hull of the FRib they are very nippy for any given engine size. Ultimate speed isn't important to me but if it interests you then the FRib 360/Suzuki 20 will be a very quick combination.

You will see I have the Suzuki 20 bought new earlier this year. An excellent motor all round and I'm still pleased with my choice... worth saying they vibrate through the tiller more than some... and they are strictly dealer only servicing to keep up the 5yr warranty... some other makes allow any competent place/person to service theirs as long as genuine parts are used.
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