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Old 06 May 2016, 05:29   #1
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Rigging an Aerotec

With a beautiful forecast this weekend I finally dug the old girl out of hibernation (she doesn't look great at first but a puff of air brings her to life).









Decided to post some newer pics of how I rig mine and use every bit of space. One of the advantages of a SIB over a RIB is no console and the ability to use most of the 'deck' space to move about. Obviously this depends on how you use yours, how many people, what gear etc but for me I like it as clear as possible. This is all relative considering how narrow and confined the inside of a SIB is.

The empty void under the V floor joining panel is really useful, in there at the bow I tuck the oars in a bag - simple knot in a rope sits in the floor front V so they are easy to retrieve.












At the back is 50ft of spare anchor rope similarly tucked away and hooked to the transom.

This also make a more solid base under your feet at the blunt end.






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Old 06 May 2016, 05:30   #2
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One of the best features of the BAT are the full length and very strong handle lines, I find a rope with stopper knots through the front rings adds to this and is useful for manhandling, holding onto or clipping to.










At the front are two main dock lines and the dry bag tucked into the bow void.









At the rear is my 'painter' with large carabiners each end.




On the starboard seat fitting a home made bracket for compass, GPS and small dry bag - generally for water bottle etc.


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On the fuel tank floor ties I added paracord loops to make it easier to clip on/off custom made elasticated fittings that hold the Pelicase down.








The same custom fittings are used to suspend the fuel bladder from the port rail.

















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Old 06 May 2016, 07:35   #4
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Nice setup, looks a lot cleaner than mine!

early tides this weekend = early start to see how far up the river torridge we can get on the top of the tide.

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Looks fantastic 👍
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Nice write up and some good ideas there for BAT owners.
I do like that fuel bladder a lot. I could make good use of one on my extended camping jollies.
I'm sure you mentioned in an earlier thread that they were scarce and very expensive 😕
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Nice write up and some good ideas there for BAT owners.
I do like that fuel bladder a lot. I could make good use of one on my extended camping jollies.
I'm sure you mentioned in an earlier thread that they were scarce and very expensive 😕
Thanks all.

Yes, brand new silly money but they do come up here from time to time. Bit of a faff to transport and more care needed when filling but useful for clearing the decks.

There was more on this boat on the link below but did not want to tack this on the end of what was already a bit of a waffly thread:

http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/bombard...ady-62326.html
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And as an alternative here is ours with sofa and carpet....

Assemble SIB with seat as Mrs Fenlander like a chair in the middle, and as I've said before sitting there she keeps the spray off me. Clamp transducer to transom and attach lead to grab rail with little elastic ties (tighter ones and in black now) running forward into battery bag slung under the seat which takes all the spare cable. Garmin on a piece of wood elastic mounted to seat to one side of Mrs F.

New 25l fuel tank under seat in OE position held to loops with bungees. Fuel line run back to outboard off main floor with a couple of ties to the floor straps it passes over to keep it away from feet.

Grab bag with emergency/safety items at bow hanging off extra grab line run through existing D-rings... as Max's setup.... supported at bottom by floor.

Waterproof dog bed between that and fuel tank to cushion some of the bumps from the dog's joints. Under the visible one is a narrow one sitting on the floor "flap" so it's double padded where he sits and slightly levelled out.

Finally (pictured but not in position) is our waterproofed canvas bag with anchor, chain & rope, other ropes, tow bridle, spare fuel line & bulb, spare prop & tools to change etc. This nestles under the seat between floor V and fuel tank on the opposite side to the battery bag, secured with a safety cord.

Any other clothing or food etc for that particular outing is in a larger dry bag which is placed in the corner of transom and tube opp side to my tiller position.

As we are usually a daily inflate nothing can be permanent.
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How come nether of you use the bow bag?
I stuff all sorts of stuff in it!
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Old 06 May 2016, 18:01   #10
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Just a personal thing but...

It has the capacity to take pretty well all the bits we carry but if you put them all in there it weighs a ton and risks damaging the small d-rings. Then there's the fact I like to be able to nose onto an already crowded pontoon and step out from the bow which is harder with a bow bag in position. Plus small 18yr old daughter likes to sit on the floor right in the bow with back to the tubes out of the wind... bow bag prevents this.

So mine is bagged in the garage ready to emerge pristine as a major selling factor when we're too old for all this boaty business.
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