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Old 06 June 2015, 19:09   #1
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Old 06 June 2015, 19:10   #2
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Intrigued... Once you add all the extras to a Sib like wheel, radio, aerial, nav lights, a frame - what's the advantage over a RIB?
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It fits in my boot so I can tow my caravan to Cornwall takes me 32 mins to set the boat up all set up for quick set up. 😃


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I can tow my caravan to Cornwall..
Norf coast?
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It looks the business. Must be good on flat lakes or canals but not sure how safe or in command I'd feel driving the boat from that position in typical UK conditions, F4 seas etc?
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It looks the business. Must be good on flat lakes or canals but not sure how safe or in command I'd feel driving the boat from that position in typical UK conditions, F4 seas etc?

I use it mainly on summer holidays at pentuwan sands it easy to hand launch with the transom wheels. Been out in poor whether close to shore and felt very safe in it. when coming back from fowey to pentuwan the tide turned and it got very rough but she coped fine and gave me a load of confidence in her. It will never be as good as a rib in rough water but the advantages of a sib far outweigh the advantage of being out in the rough with a rib, and I love the expressions on people's faces when I land on the beach and drop the wheels and walk it up the beach 😂.


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...and I love the expressions on people's faces when I land on the beach and drop the wheels and walk it up the beach.
I still get a kick from that. I once walked mine up a beach miles from nowhere and had a guy express doubt and amazement regarding my departure point. The secret is to drop the wheels offshore a bit and swap to shallow drive. Then approach the shore/slip and kill the engine a few meter short. Turn off and tilt on final and then step out into eight inches of water and lift the bow for recovery. Gets them every time....
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