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Old 20 April 2015, 18:29   #11
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I get most of my Mackerel off Dunure / Ayr.
They are there in abundance during the summer but most are on the small side.
You do get bigger ones but they are in the minority.
My old man adores Mackerel and smokes them and freezes them by the barrow load.
My mother is not so keen on the smell they resonate throughout her house tho.
South Ayrshire Council put a huge skip on the boat launch ramp onto Ayr beach at Ayr India.
The council use a tractor to dredge / clear rubbish from the beach then load it into the skip.
No one can get their darn boats launched now as the skip is blocking the path alo g tge ramp onto the hard of packed sand.
As top of the beach is deep (sinking) white powered sand so accessing the beach elsewhere is off limits.
Queue the boat in a bag again - carry it onto shoreline, roll out, blow up and go fishing.
I can think of many applications where the small slat floor Sib will get used over its larger trailer stricken brother.
I can also think of many applications where the larger Sib will get preference too.
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Thanks. Very informative. One day i might get up there. Always worried about midges though!
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No midgies once your out on the salty water.
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Alright if you sleep out there too then. Thanks for info
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how did you make that numb bum proof thwart? I need one.
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Robert the seat cushion was professionally made by an upholsterer - cost me 3 squid.
It sure saves you from getting bum ache sitting on an otherwise rock hard plinth!

Took to fresh water loch today in the little Seago Eco 2.6m.
Very impressed!
A skoosh to carry to the waters edge and set up.
Only a few perch were biting tho!

Put the foam padded floor in which was a great success.
I sat on the seat and drifted along with the wind doing some dfrit fishing for an hour or so.
In no time at all I was 5 + miles away from where I launched.

Gurnard I can see what you mean that these little Sibs are "Wet boats".
On turning to head back to Port against the strengthening breeze and into the oncoming waves I was met with several large splashes in the face.
My 18 stone frame sitting forwards on the bench seat was causing the bow to sit low and the waves were slamming into it and then spraying into the Sib and my face.

Thanks to my padded floor I was able to sit dead centre on the floor, rearward tight to the transom.
This proved to be very comfortable and effective.
I was also able to kneel on the floor as well.
Having these seating options greatly assisted with varying my weight distribution.

In the main I was able to sit rearwards and raise the bow a little to combat the oncoming waves.

The little slat floor Seago has little or no rise in the Bow from the tubes.
My Honwave has a pronounced rise from the tube. I think this is the reason the smaller lower in the water slat floor Sib is more susceptible to a soaking.

I know when the waves whip up more severely your gonna get wet regardless - however in today's conditions the little Seago got me back to Port nice and dry.
I estimate there was no more than a quarter of a cup of water in the Sib upon my return.

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TYPO TYPO
Above seat price should have read 30 squid😨😊
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Thanks for that. Any ideas for a low bow dodger in a similar sized SIB? Nice pics.Planning to do similar water in Snowdonia. N of Portmadog.
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