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Old 04 September 2011, 13:43   #1
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No reason not to SIB

I took the bombard out for a quik spin this afternoon and while packing away say a guy come up to the slip in a 2.7m SIB.

He gingerly got out and walked very slowly up the slip, got in his electric wheel chair - fair play I thought- not letting anything stop his enjoyment.

He then reversed down the slip, hitched up the SIB and off her went ! Up the road then on the pavement . I though it was just brilliant !

A took a quick snap on the phone as I drove past as I just thought it was genius. A guy determined to enjoy being on the water no matter what...

So next time I think 'I am abit tired' or 'my dodgy elbow is hurting' I need to just 'man up' and enjoy boating.
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Old 04 September 2011, 13:57   #2
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Surely you need a 4x4 to launch a SIB/RIB - I thought everyone knew that
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But is he currently claiming 160/week incapacity ? in which case you just shopped him ... but its his mates scooter ofcourse
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Old 04 September 2011, 16:50   #4
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At least he is wearing his life jacket. All be it on his scooter.

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Old 04 September 2011, 16:53   #5
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Nice one pete!! Wonder if it was a four wheel drive wheelchair!!
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Old 05 September 2011, 12:53   #6
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Lol,the salt water might bugger up his electrics in time,lol,still brill idea if you don t drive and its a little way down the road to launch from where you live
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Had to dig this thread up ..same location as the electric wheelchair towing SIB - saw this when recovering after the Mudeford RNLI day....

May Christchurch attracts novel SIB towing ideas ?
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Who needs all these fancy ways of getting the boat home?
All it takes is bit of legwork;



well youngest daughters anyway.
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And you were taking pictures?


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[QUOTE=PeterM;419176]I took the bombard out for a quik spin this afternoon and while packing away say a guy come up to the slip in a 2.7m SIB.

He gingerly got out and walked very slowly up the slip, got in his electric wheel chair - fair play I thought- not letting anything stop his enjoyment.

He then reversed down the slip, hitched up the SIB and off her went ! Up the road then on the pavement . I though it was just brilliant !

A took a quick snap on the phone as I drove past as I just thought it was genius. A guy determined to enjoy being on the water no matter what...

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That's brilliant!! I want one!! 2.7 SIB that is, already got the other, but don't think it'll tow my current rib, its 2wd rated for 35st over 25mile, 4wd versions are available and very powerful, and expensive unfortunately, there also surprisingly waterproof to an extent, my 2wd will cross beaches an allsorts. and only takes 5hr to charge.
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