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Old 14 August 2012, 09:16   #1
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REALLY Enjoying My New SIB (Pic thread)

Many thanks to the forum for all the sound advice over the past several weeks. I am thoroughly enjoying my new purchase, as you can see from the shots below. I've taken it out about a dozen times so far, and each time is enjoyable, and each time has been a learning experience.

It is a Zodiac Classic Mark IIC with a 15HP Honda 4-stroke. I'm happy with the package. This engine tops out at 21 MPH fully loaded, which feels quite exhilarating on the water. Even with 2 adults and a child, it planes easily and zips across the water! What fun!!

I created two shelves that I mounted to the transom using the pre-drilled holes for the launching wheels. I use these shelves for the depth-finder and the marine radio. The set-up works well. I recently mounted a pirate flag to it, which my daughter gets a kick out of.

THIS IS FUN!!!!!



















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Old 14 August 2012, 11:06   #2
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Looks like fun. Your daughter looks like she's having a blast.

Nice bit of traffic in the first pic.

One criticism: Get a velcro strap with a small D ring, and clip the kill cord to that. The retractable cable looped back on itself has been known to slip off when you need it most. Not good if you go over and your little girl doesn't (or does too.)

Thanks for the post;

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Old 14 August 2012, 11:09   #3
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Get a velcro strap with a small D ring, and clip the kill cord to that
Getting it on the way home tonight! Great idea, and you may have saved me from a tragedy!
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Fabulous !! I don't know what you paid for it but to me it looks like it was worth every penny. Best thing in the world, buying your hearts desire and getting a buzz out of it.
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Getting it on the way home tonight! Great idea, and you may have saved me from a tragedy!
Or another option is to put it round your leg - that way it will never slip off you leg foot shoe etc ....and you can still move your hand about without killing the engine or getting tangled( say if you are stopped in the water etc and want both hands free to move somethin in the boat etc ) .

Does look an awesome little rig. huge fun and cheap as chips to run and look after. Nice set up with the VHF and fishfinder.
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Looks fantastic, nothing better than getting out there with the kids. Like most people on here wearing some sort of flotation device is recommended and if you do I find clipping the kill cord to a metal ring on the main belt works well.

Same with the VHF - I would always want that clipped to me rather than the boat, if you end up in the drink you want it close to hand.
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Perfect setup for getting the family out!

Now you need to find places to explore and go on adventure hikes where others can't get to.

This thread might be of interest to you. With a trailer, bolts might be worth while. You are obviously handy enough to make something work
do i really need to bolt my engine on?
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Smashing set up,only thing i would say and i am proberly wrong is thought the GPS/fishfinder is only splash proofand? it will be getting a lot of sea spray from the outboard, plus the prop can mess with the fishfinder transducer if to near and then wrong readings? handhelds can be dropped in water for some amount of time,but wow a cool sib,my gear is at the bow of my sib get's a little spray but not a lot.Happy sibbing, cool boat.
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Looks like one of the PiranhaMax series, which are all waterproof (well, "Humminbird-waterproof", anyway.)

The transducer can be affected by pressure and/or noise from the prop; I didn't have much trouble with a portable Humminbird unit in that respect (suction cup mounted transducer and an Achilles 14/Honda 40.) The power cable was another story.

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Biff; you have a pm, btw.

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