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Old 22 June 2008, 18:19   #21
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sibs are growing

Last year when I was looking at buying a boat and started to ask questions about inflatable’s couple of the dealers said that there sales doubled. We are starting to realize that we don't need a ton of f/glass on the water. With gas going up 100% in just two summers I figure that in two more years sib boats with small 10-20hp will keep on growing. Four years ago I don't remember one sib/rib on the lake now you constantly wave at a new one going by. Lots of these people say one of the reasons they went with a sib was they thought it was more environmentally friendly. Canada is starting to change for the better I think. Great to read comments on this sight and see what others are doing with there sibs/ribs.
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Old 23 June 2008, 01:20   #22
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If you put an E-TEC on the back, most certainly!
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Old 23 June 2008, 08:39   #23
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thank you for the sib section
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Old 24 June 2008, 04:51   #24
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Thanks for the new section John - there is quite a lot of SIB stuff here !
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Old 24 June 2008, 12:28   #25
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What a big surprise, finally the so long waited SIB section, thanks John and all the Ribnetters that made it possible with their invaluable threads & posts.

Bravo!!

Just a comment: Instead of Inflatable Boats talk, why not change to a more appropiate:

Sibs & Sibbing
Soft Inflatable Boats. A whole day of fun for £20 of petrol

Happy Sibbing
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Old 24 June 2008, 13:24   #26
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I had been contemplating having a SIB section for a while, but until recently there didn't seem to be the volume of posts to justify it. It's certainly busy enough now though!

I think I'll keep it as "inflatable boats" for now as everyone knows what they are and it should make things easy for people to find the site.

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Old 24 June 2008, 13:27   #27
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I think I'll keep it as "inflatable boats" for now as everyone knows what they are and it should make things easy for people to find the site.
I've just had a look and RIBnet comes up fourth on Google for "inflatable boat" which surprised me - didn't think we'd be anywhere near that high!

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Old 24 June 2008, 15:44   #28
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I've just had a look and RIBnet comes up fourth on Google for "inflatable boat" which surprised me - didn't think we'd be anywhere near that high!

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SIB Power !!!
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