Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 June 2008, 09:40   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Yam340S
Make: Yamaha (Zodiac)
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 8HP 4stroke
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locozodiac View Post
05-Third world bimini top: screw a metal clamp in lateral middle of front seat, drill a hole the same diameter as the lower umbrella tube on a round wooden base, center & fix with 6 minutes epoxy glue, let dry. Good & funny sun shelter shade once anchored, perfect for summer.
Hi Locozodiac,
Do you have some more photos of the sun shelter mod or does anyone else have some other ideas how to install canopy on a sib (would be very handy when fishing)?
Also, I have seen a number of posts regarding fishing rod holders, but these were mainly designed for solid boats or rib a frames.
Does anyone know of rod holders that could fit on a sib?
Is it a good idea to clamp them on the transom board and should I need to do any re-enforcements of the board before doing so?
BTW, the boat is Yam 340S (made by Zodiac) with wooden floor (marine ply I believe).
__________________

__________________
danilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2008, 19:36   #12
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by danilo View Post
Hi Locozodiac,
Do you have some more photos of the sun shelter mod or does anyone else have some other ideas how to install canopy on a sib (would be very handy when fishing)?
Also, I have seen a number of posts regarding fishing rod holders, but these were mainly designed for solid boats or rib a frames.
Does anyone know of rod holders that could fit on a sib?
Is it a good idea to clamp them on the transom board and should I need to do any re-enforcements of the board before doing so?
BTW, the boat is Yam 340S (made by Zodiac) with wooden floor (marine ply I believe).
Hola Danilo

Was thinking in making a canopy with aluminum posts, couldn't get the right type of aluminum needed down here, so opted for the umbrella canopy, works very well in summer, is displayed when the sib has reach a stop & anchor position, what I like is : you can remove, fold it, put inside a plastic bag and keep it on the floor at any of the tubes side, wont bother a thing. Could cruise while it's displayed, but at a very low speed, like trolling without wind.

What don't like about canopies is that the alum tubes must be long in order to be folded and don't interfere with prow space. The ideal will be to have it folded on top of the prow but will protuber awfully to the prow sides because of different canppy/bow shapes. If placing rod holders, must be fitted to the transom.

Happy Boating
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sea Eagle Canopy.JPG
Views:	305
Size:	46.9 KB
ID:	35335  
__________________

__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2008, 18:38   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Yam340S
Make: Yamaha (Zodiac)
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 8HP 4stroke
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 45
Thanks, I would prefer umbrella type too, it takes less space and it's more practical.Trolling is exactly what I am intending to do so sun shade would come handy at low speeds.Any chance of posting a pic of the boat with the umbrella in open position.I am planning to get a pair of Mitchell rod holders (see pic) and clamp them to the transom board, is this the best place for them on a sib?

Regards
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rod_holders.jpg
Views:	207
Size:	14.1 KB
ID:	35383  
__________________
danilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 08:22   #14
Member
 
Andy JC's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Honwave T35AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 374
I would say the transom would be the best (and probably only) option in a SIB. Just make sure they don't foul the engine on full left or right lock.

They look like a good solution for a removable rod holder, cheap too - found them online for 2.99!! What's the build quality like? Guess they're pretty much disposable at that price. Only question is, do they do the job?

Have you or anybody else used them before?
__________________
Andy JC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 10:36   #15
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
Rod Holders

I recently purchased this 'quick draw' system made for Cabela's by Scotty.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...=cat21300&rid=

I haven't mounted the base on the transom just yet, because I'm still determining the exact spot I want it. Ideally located where it will be very handy, yet will not interfere with any other items that need to be mounted on the transom. I have also modified this rod holder slightly so that it will hold the rod in place snugly while travelling at planing speeds.

I made this modification by drilling a couple of slightly ovalized holes on the bottom of the inner plastic cylinder & screwing down 2 small soft rubber stops onto the top side of the outer 1/2 cylinder (which the innner cylinder clicks into). I also added some very thin soft rubber padding to the inside top ofthe inner cylinder. When the inner cylinder clips into the outer 1/2 cylinder, the rubber stops protrude through the ovalized holes in the inner cylinder and press up against the handle of the rod. They push the rod handle against the padded ceiling of the inner cylinder and hold the rod very securely.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	p012292hz07.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	37.0 KB
ID:	35404   Click image for larger version

Name:	p012292hz07mod.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	35405  
__________________
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 12:52   #16
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by danilo View Post
Thanks, I would prefer umbrella type too, it takes less space and it's more practical.Trolling is exactly what I am intending to do so sun shade would come handy at low speeds.Any chance of posting a pic of the boat with the umbrella in open position.I am planning to get a pair of Mitchell rod holders (see pic) and clamp them to the transom board, is this the best place for them on a sib?

Regards
Hola Danilo

As soon as I have the unbrella with me (is at a friends house) will post some pics of the displayed unbrella/boat, find to be the cheapest sun shelter to buy and adapt if you could call a "canopy". Traditional canopies can cost as much as $ 100/150 dollars.

Happy Boating
__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2008, 12:32   #17
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Sun Shelter & Others

Other interesting "make your boating life easy" issues:

(1) Tow Line Prow Strap : Displays fast & easily for towing

(2) Anchor Line Organizer : Helps organize rope & anchor

(3) Rope Organizer : Avoids Rope Entanglements on deck/prow, just release rope lenght as botton depth is required, will hold up to a 14" sib.

(4) Umbrella Shelter : A very economic & simple to install summer sun shelter.Tie 2 or 4 lines as required to cardinal points and onto lateral ropes, will prevent fly away umbrellas while fishing/sun sheltering with wind.

Happy Boating
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tow Line Strap.JPG
Views:	248
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	35488   Click image for larger version

Name:	Anchor Line Organizer.JPG
Views:	266
Size:	79.0 KB
ID:	35489   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rope Organizer.JPG
Views:	209
Size:	65.9 KB
ID:	35492   Click image for larger version

Name:	Umbrella 2.JPG
Views:	278
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	35493  
__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2008, 08:50   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Yam340S
Make: Yamaha (Zodiac)
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 8HP 4stroke
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 45
Loco, you're Legend!!!How thick and long are the anchor rope & chain?
I am sure answer to this question would be of interest to any boating beginner including myself...
Many thanks for posting the info and these great pics!

Let's hope John moves this thread (when he gets free moment) into our new SIB section .

Regards
Danilo
__________________
danilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2008, 10:51   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Buckingham
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 75
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 352
Chain length tends to be around SIB length (either 6 or 8mm dia chain) with a combined rope and chain length (the scope) of 4-6 times the maximum depth (you can anchor at low tide and then the depth increases as the tide comes in).

For a SIB the rope diameter is more about not cutting into your hands as you pull up the rope/ anchor rather than the breaking strain of the rope - 10mm is a good starting point.

For years in a 3m SIB I got away with a 2kg folding grapnel, 3m of 6mm chain and 20m of nylon 3 strand rope - but that was for lunchtime mooring off a beach. Any drifting was usually noticed and was fixed fairly quickly and easily.

Now that I want to anchor overnight I use a 6kg (chinese copy) delta with 5m of 8mm chain and 40m of 10mm rope plus a second 3kg anchor with 20m rope.
__________________
BumbleAbout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2008, 11:08   #20
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp 2 str
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,151
Hi Bumble,

I recently purchased the same Chinese made 6kg Delta style anchor. It has been very effective so far - especially on muddy bottoms where the grapnel wouldn't work very well. It is a bit of a pig for stowage however. I came across a clever anchor called a 'box anchor' yesterday and have just posted a thread about it in this section.
__________________

__________________
prairie tuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.