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Old 12 June 2011, 17:25   #1
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Newcomer looking for a SIB - please help!

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My 1st post on RIBNET - recently been to Salcombe and have caught the bug!
Am after some advice on what would be a good entry-level SIB to acquire. I'm a novice and have 2 young kids so just looking for something that's safe, bit of fun, easy to own and which stows away nice and small. Where to start? The Honwave T30-AE looks pretty good?

Cheers!
Chris
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Old 12 June 2011, 17:27   #2
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Hi

My 1st post on RIBNET - recently been to Salcombe and have caught the bug!
Am after some advice on what would be a good entry-level SIB to acquire. I'm a novice and have 2 young kids so just looking for something that's safe, bit of fun, easy to own and which stows away nice and small. Where to start? The Honwave T30-AE looks pretty good?

Cheers!
Chris
Hi mate same here with 2 yioung kids 4 and 2 i have honwave t40 with 40hp motor , i probably overdid the motor tbh,, see my sig below...lol
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Old 12 June 2011, 20:51   #3
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Kind of depends where you're planning on running. Requirements for small lakes are different than large lakes or enclosed bays and again for open bays and ocean.

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Old 13 June 2011, 02:48   #4
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Chris. If you search on similar threads of the past couple of months there is a huge amount on information and opinion that may prompt you to ask in more detail.

As said above where you intend to use it is very important. Budget too is crucial to us advising.

If you buy used at reasonable prices (Ebay or classifieds here) then you can at least get your money back give or take a bit if you've ended up with the wrong thing. It's rare to get exactly what you need first time if you are new to boating and SIBs.

I'll just pick something out of the air for a starter though. I'd be thinking about an air-floor inflatable around the 3.2m size with a 10hp motor. You will probably need transom wheels for launching and remember all the safety equipment. This outfit will be lightweight so easy to carry/launch and the air floor will make single handed inflation easier. I reckon a 10hp is plenty for learning... particularly if you are taking young kids out.

If you are new to the sea try and get advice from someone in the area you intend to operate and if you can go out with someone experienced the first few times that's a great help. Going out with a buddy boat fellow sibber is ideal.
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Old 14 June 2011, 17:58   #5
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Thanks for the advice all - food for thought. TIMO - your vid is great!
Is it easy to hire a SIB - presumably I'd need to have done RYA course first?
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Old 16 June 2011, 07:47   #6
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I have a honwave 3.2 v-hull with a 10hp outboard. the whole thing fits into the back of my golf (with seats down or 1 seat down with a bit of clever packing!)

the boat is a year old great nick

the engine is 4 years old low hours (few scratches on cowling)

super turbo inflater pump, bow bag and Wheels

looking for about 2500 happy to demonstrate on the water
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Old 16 June 2011, 08:41   #7
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Hi

My 1st post on RIBNET - recently been to Salcombe and have caught the bug!
Am after some advice on what would be a good entry-level SIB to acquire. I'm a novice and have 2 young kids so just looking for something that's safe, bit of fun, easy to own and which stows away nice and small. Where to start? The Honwave T30-AE looks pretty good?

Cheers!
Chris
Hi Chris,

Welcome to the world of Sibbing. I have sent you a PM.

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Old 16 June 2011, 08:43   #8
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I have a honwave 3.2 v-hull with a 10hp outboard. the whole thing fits into the back of my golf (with seats down or 1 seat down with a bit of clever packing!)

the boat is a year old great nick

the engine is 4 years old low hours (few scratches on cowling)

super turbo inflater pump, bow bag and Wheels

looking for about 2500 happy to demonstrate on the water
If this is an airdeck - do you have a price for the bare boat please?
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Old 16 June 2011, 09:10   #9
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If this is an airdeck - do you have a price for the bare boat please?
I'd prefer to sell all together as a ready to go package, that way I can still use it till I find a buyer.
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Old 16 June 2011, 09:21   #10
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If this is an airdeck - do you have a price for the bare boat please?
I thought you were all sorted boat-wise now?
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