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Old 01 August 2009, 15:19   #1
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How's your SIB rigged?

I'm curious as to how other members have rigged their boats for fishing. Small boat and fishing equipment manufacturers don't seem to cater to SIB owners so we have to get creative. There's plenty of ways to rig kayaks but not much of a market for SIB accessories. I purchased two seating frames from boatstogo.com where i got the boat and two coolers, one in the front and one beside my seat in the rear. As it happens, the seat frame, gas tank and cooler fit perfectly snug in the rear of the boat. I've used the rear cooler as a live bait tank but its a little large for that application so I'll probably just use it for dry storage and mount a fish finder to it. I wish I could find a reasonably priced arch to attach to the transom on which to mount rod holders but most arches are way too expensive. I have a Scotty rod holder on the starboard side of my transom and a three pole rocket launcher set on the port side.

Please post pictures of your SIBs if you would. I'd really like to see your setup.
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Old 01 August 2009, 17:35   #2
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To be honest most boat owners in the UK don't bother rigging their boats at all - just chuck the gear in and go. We don't really get the need for coolers and sun shades!!!

No doubt some have and will post the pics to prove it........
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Old 01 August 2009, 21:27   #3
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To be honest most boat owners in the UK don't bother rigging their boats at all - just chuck the gear in and go. We don't really get the need for coolers and sun shades!!!
... I guess one would have to have some sunshine before they'd have any need for sunshades
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Exactly - this is the 3rd really bad summer now. Torrential rain for weeks on end and not exactly warm either. It actually rained constantly for about 5 days with no stopping at all - and it was heavy!!!

Really had enough of it now - so many things to do around the house and garden - not to mention the boat and you can't do a thing!!!

I see they have had some pretty bad weather in the New York area as well so it's not just us!!!
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We've also had an extremely rainy & cool summer here in Manitoba, however British Columbia is having a very hot & dry summer along with alot of large forest fires.
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Tch, the english, eh, always obsessing about the weather :-)

I've actually been wondering about turning that on its head, and whether it's feasible to rig something up on a SIB that would be like a sunshade, but more of a rain-shade sort of an application to cope when the weather is 'showery' rather than constant rain.

Anyone attempted anything along those lines ?
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Old 02 August 2009, 07:19   #7
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Tch, the english, eh, always obsessing about the weather :-)

I've actually been wondering about turning that on its head, and whether it's feasible to rig something up on a SIB that would be like a sunshade, but more of a rain-shade sort of an application to cope when the weather is 'showery' rather than constant rain.

Anyone attempted anything along those lines ?
Here's one way...
see http://www.boatstogo.com/suncanopy_tent.asp
It's sold as a sun canopy but would be effective for rain although it looks like you couldn't use it while moving.
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1ThOFA87,

What can you tell me of that tubular aluminum base for your seats? Did you purchase it already made, or was it custom fabricated by/for you? It looks very interesting.

If you search this forum for 'fishing' you' see a few posts on SIB modifactions for fishing.
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tch, the english, eh, always obsessing about the weather :-)

i've actually been wondering about turning that on its head, and whether it's feasible to rig something up on a sib that would be like a sunshade, but more of a rain-shade sort of an application to cope when the weather is 'showery' rather than constant rain.

Anyone attempted anything along those lines ?

english?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1ThOFA87,

What can you tell me of that tubular aluminum base for your seats? Did you purchase it already made, or was it custom fabricated by/for you? It looks very interesting.

If you search this forum for 'fishing' you' see a few posts on SIB modifactions for fishing.
It's an adjustable frame that's held in place by the fully inflated tubes on which you mount one of those economy seat pedastals and your seat of choice. It works great, it's very secure. They're even sold for two seats or a seat and a steering console.
Here's the link for them:
http://www.boatstogo.com/seating_platform.asp
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