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Old 28 July 2013, 17:41   #1
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New member... Hello + SIB floor question

First... Hello everyone

Following a recent holiday in the Cumbrian Lake District, my partner and I rediscovered our love of being out on the water (we had a 'toy' 2.4m boat and a tired 4hp 2s before) so I recently acquired a lovely 2010 Tohatsu 15hp 4s and a chance-acquisition 2002 YAM 380s SIB from the same owner.

My first post in the forums is to request a little advice about the SIB floor...

The boat fabric/seams (etc) look in great shape throughout, and the aluminium floor is all 'there', apart from a refabricated ply section at the front. The previous owner informed me that the original ply section snapped across the middle - appreciably the weak spot where the large hole exists for clearance to the keel inflation valve.

Although the refabricated section looks OK, it's somewhat thicker (18mm) than I anticipate the original board to have been.

I won't be playing hard and would like to refabricate and replace the wooden section myself with a panel that more closely resembles the original spec (OK, just me I suppose). I'd happily purchase this section but unsuccessful finding an aftermarket supplier of this floor panel.

If anyone has an equivalent Yam or knows this boat, I would appreciate if they could kindly inform me of the floor-board panel thickness please?

Thank you in advance,

Brendan
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Old 31 July 2013, 15:01   #2
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I guess I'm on my own with this one


Oh well... Thanks anyway.

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Old 31 July 2013, 15:13   #3
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If the original snapped in 2, why would you want to go back to that thinner ply?
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Old 31 July 2013, 15:15   #4
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Hi Brendan..Im a newbie to the forum too..so although I cant answer your question..as I dont know this boat... we can welcome each other ... so welcome to the forum from me

I could guess at 10-12 mm marine ply..as my Quicksilver 4.3m is that.. but its only a guess.

Enjoy your boat..it will get a ding or two if you use it well and put it through its paces .. accept that.. its all part of boating..especially in inflatables ..so does it really mater if its a mm or 6 out ?
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Old 31 July 2013, 15:19   #5
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I guess I'm on my own with this one


Oh well... Thanks anyway.

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hi Brendan, and welcome to Ribnet

maybe you're the only one out there, but half the fun is finding just the part you think you need, good luck with the search. our old sib floor fell apart on a holiday on Loch Lomond, we found a local boatyard and he made us a new plywood floor, all in one piece so no more flexing, transformed the sib for the rest of the holiday
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Old 31 July 2013, 15:44   #6
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Thanks gentlemen for your welcoming replies, knowledge and experiences

I was keen to replace the fabricated part and attempt to restore the boat to spec as the existing wooden thickness is a bit of a "lump" and unnecessary for what I need (mostly inland waterways, lakes, and Norfolk Broads). It just adds weight to the carry bag (I don't have the SIB on a trailer).

The owner reported that he was on holiday and the loaded boat hit a large wave, forcing up the bow and causing the wood to split across the middle. He managed to get the wooden section refabricated locally, but it was intended as a temporary measure and isn't even painted.

I'll probably be selling on the SIB next year as it was a chance purchase, and I'm a stickler for ensuring 'the buyer' gets what they expect and deserve. Of-course I can always throw in the existing panel if they wanted it.

As only an occasional boat user with something a little larger and more serious than before, it's good to find such a vibrant forum. Thank you again for your welcomes and replies, and good to be here


All the best,

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Thanks gentlemen for your welcoming replies, knowledge and experiences

I was keen to replace the fabricated part and attempt to restore the boat to spec as the existing wooden thickness is a bit of a "lump" and unnecessary for what I need (mostly inland waterways, lakes, and Norfolk Broads). It just adds weight to the carry bag (I don't have the SIB on a trailer).

The owner reported that he was on holiday and the loaded boat hit a large wave, forcing up the bow and causing the wood to split across the middle. He managed to get the wooden section refabricated locally, but it was intended as a temporary measure and isn't even painted.

I'll probably be selling on the SIB next year as it was a chance purchase, and I'm a stickler for ensuring 'the buyer' gets what they expect and deserve. Of-course I can always throw in the existing panel if they wanted it.

As only an occasional boat user with something a little larger and more serious than before, it's good to find such a vibrant forum. Thank you again for your welcomes and replies, and good to be here


All the best,

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hmmmm......... that's how I started, with a 4mtr sib
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Hi Chris.

I've just seen the list of your kit.

I guess it's a slippery slope eh? Ohhh... What have I done?


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Hi Chris.

I've just seen the list of your kit.

I guess it's a slippery slope eh? Ohhh... What have I done?


oh yes if I was you I'd jus buy a big rib now n save all the moves up

still, you can have fun in whatever as long as you get on the water
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Brendan, if you ever fancy a cruise through the Menai Straits let me know,always happy to show the sights, some great beaches nearby too
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