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Old 18 August 2019, 11:54   #1
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One more "which SIB" question 😁

Hi guys,

I'm new to boating and currently looking for a boat that will suit me and my girlfriend. I would really appreciate if you more experienced people would help with some advice.

We live in Croatia and want a small sib/rib up to around 4k euros without engine. I don't have high hopes in getting rib for that money, at least not new.
I hope to get something that can be well matched with tiller outboard 20-25hp. I will probably ho with Suzuki DF20 or DF25 if necessary.
I was thinking buying SIB, but boat will be on a trailer so it very well may be a rib also.

I plan to use it all year round for fishing, primarily slow jigging on the drift in 50-80m deep areas. My fishing spots are 5-10 miles out in the bay, sometimes up to 5 miles out on open sea.
During the summer I will trailer it along our coast and use it to visit secluded beaches and island hopping.

I would like a boat that can comfortably plane with 200-220kg of people/gear.

My knowledge on SIB and small RIB brands is weak.
So far I was looking at whaly 435, quicksilver 420 alu rib, honwave t40...
I'm all over the place. This will be our first boat so I have no real clue what would fit us good.
All I kniw is that we want new and are not afraid to spend some extra money on quality. My first instinct was Zodiac Cadet RIB but they charge stupid money for it.

What sib/rib and size would you recommend me to look at?
What do you thin about mercury/quicksilver ribs with tiller? Anything better for me?
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Old 18 August 2019, 12:46   #2
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Hi Blackmarlin why not look at the Excel range they are based in Sutton Coldfield Terry is the guy to talk to sometime a bit sharp on the phone but just be firm with him and you should be fine they have sibs and alloy ribs within your budget Address Pole Position London Rd, Bassetts Pole, Sutton Coldfield B75 5SA hope this helps HH
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Old 18 August 2019, 13:33   #3
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We are in Croatia and we don't have Excel here😁
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They ship all over the world the Honwave T40 is a good SIB but some people say that there is quilty issues at the moment but if new they will replace Jeff Stevens on here has a quick silver and he swears by it from all the trips out it has been spot on there is also Highfield alloy ribs but there is plenty to pick from but really you always change after a while for something better or bigger
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Old 19 August 2019, 06:20   #5
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welcome BM

[What sib/rib and size would you recommend me to look at?
What do you thin about What sib/rib and size would you recommend me to look at?]


if you have room to store 4.2 mercury/ quicksilver heavy duty great boats and last very well the suzuki 25 will push it along very well with good fuel economy
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my 3.65 25hp next 4.2 quicksilver 25 hp 2 stroke next excel volair 4.3 20 hp on a recent trip around the isle of jura some 120 miles
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I've read somewhere on this forum that SIB-s of 3.8m+ with alu floor panels are flexing much more than smaller 3.60m size.
Is that the case with Quicksilver HD420 and HD365?

Would Quicksilver HD420 with 250kg of people and gear be too much for Suzuki DF20? What can I expect with DF20 vs DF25?

Also, does anyone know fabric details about Quicksilver SIB boats? I know it is PVC, but nothing more.
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I've read somewhere on this forum that SIB-s of 3.8m+ with alu floor panels are flexing much more than smaller 3.60m size.
Is that the case with Quicksilver HD420 and HD365?


No simple answer air floor possibly but not Ali unless it's not put together correctly


Would Quicksilver HD420 with 250kg of people and gear be too much for Suzuki DF20? What can I expect with DF20 vs DF25?

I'd say you will get 18-20 knots max if it's set up perfect and propped correct

Also, does anyone know fabric details about Quicksilver SIB boats? I know it is PVC, but nothing more.
Look on the web site for full spec 1100 denier the boat next to me is gurnard's boat 12 years old I think looks as good as mine 3 years old heavy duty built for divers use
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Ok, so for now I think I narrowed my choice to two sibs.

1. Quicksilver 420 HD
2. Dulkan 400

Dulkan is made from Valmex PVC 1.250g/m˛ and is glued. It has wood floor.
Dulkan is around 500€ cheaper.
I can't find if Quicksilver is glued or welded and I have no knowledge if it has better material for tubes.

What do you guys think, which boat should last longer?

Btw, I really like the looks of honwave, but I read they have some quality control issues atm, so I'm not going to drink from that cup.
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Old 21 August 2019, 03:41   #10
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the spec on these is lower than mine from 2015 mine weighs 100kg a 3.65 so i think the material has changed mine is welded PVC.
have no knowledge of the dulkan

Ron Hale Marine Ltd - Quicksilver Sport HD 420 Red PVC
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