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Old 27 August 2014, 07:54   #1
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Sib as a covered camping trailer

I mentioned this earlier in another thread about covering the Sib over whilst towing it and using it a camping trailer.
I use the Sib when going down to my caravan or going camping but after you put the main and aux engine in the boot along with leisure battery and electric cool box there ain't much room for anything else.
Enter the versatile Sib / trailer.
Pack your tent camping gear fishing rods clothes toothbrush etc etc into the Sib.
Cover her up so it is water tight and voila!
Another bonus is the cover stops stones that the car kicks up from landing in the Sib.
A very versatile little boat!
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Old 27 August 2014, 11:36   #2
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Could pack the motors in the SIB and keep the oil out of the trunk (or boot or whatever.) You'd still have room for a lot of camp gear in the SIB, I'd guess.

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Old 27 August 2014, 13:15   #3
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Hi.
The outboards are only a few years old and pretty much mint condition.
I place the power heads (covered with old towels) on top of a couple of old pillows, tiller side down. This keeps the engine at a slight angle and prevents the oil from leaking.
I have a rubber boot tray just in case.
The trailer does bounce around a bit on our poorly maintained roads as it is light and does not have proper suspension.
I would not feel confident with the engines bouncing around inside the sib.
At 50 plus kgs in the main outboard it's a bit too heavy as well.
The boot (trunk) is a nice snug fit and there's no risk of the outboards sliding around and bursting the Sib tubes or breaking the floor.
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Old 27 August 2014, 13:32   #4
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Yep, done that



And sometimes I use the camper as a sib trailer

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Is that camper Sib pedal pedal powered lol.
Did u need an HGV licence for that?
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Did u need an HGV licence for that?

Nope, that lots only tiny, main boat is over double that size
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And sometimes I use the camper as a sib trailer

Nice jockey wheel...
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Nice jockey wheel...

Big sign now on dashboard

"Lift suspension before leaving drive "

I wanted a baloon one anyway, honest
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I leave my motor on the transom and only take it off for maintenance. The motor is always supported by more than just the transom. When going scuba diving with a lot of people in the pickup we load the boat with some of our lighter gear. Anything that can fly gets tied in.

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Hi Peter nice set up there.
Once I set up camp or the caravan I unload the Sib and put outboards on. They stay on the transom of the Sib until it's time to drive home. I'm happy towing it upto 30 miles with the outboards mounted till I get to the launch site.
Just not keen going 100 miles + on motorways etc as I think the weight of the engines makes the trailer too rear end heavy.
On undulating roads it could be a pig to tow at speed.
I prefer the trailer to be plenty nose heavy like my caravan.
Makes for more surefooted towing.
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