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Old 18 April 2015, 18:40   #1
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Sib floor matting strikes again.

I was so taken by the rubberised foam floor that I fitted to my Honwave 3.5ae that I bought some more for my recently acquired Seago Eco 2.6m.
I got the sections from Halfords at 10 quid for 6 pieces.
I used 4 to cover the slatted sections upto the area where the bow tapers inwards.
Used the off cuts to lay in the gaps between the wooden slats to stop the floor sagging.
I had 2 sections left so I put them aside.
I cut a section of plywood big enough to lay the Seago on top of whilst it is parcelled up inside its carry bag.
Covered the ply with the remaining rubberised foam sections - stuck the matting to the ply with no more nails.
I will mount the foam covered section of ply to my roof bars with u bolts.
I intend to lift the bagged up Seago onto the roof mounted ply base and secure it with ratchet straps.
The wife will have a sh@t fit when we go to Tesco during the summer and I have the Sib on the roof ready for off down the beach whilst she does the weekly shop!
I will post up pics of my makeshift sib roof carrier and my impending divorce certificate in dye course lol.
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Old 19 April 2015, 03:02   #2
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Looking good Kaman. I had my version out on Friday..and will post about it when I get things cleared up..read it and your next project will be a spray dodger for your boat. Remember they are wet little SIBS..so you need to bail frequently
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You may well be right Gurnard spray dodger might be next project. I'll need to dig out the thread of the one you made and copy it - as I recall it was a belter.
Researching my wee trip to Loch Doon on Tuesday and came accross an interesting video. Didn't know that Hitler was a fisherman lol!




Don't fancy my chances of catching much - I am now worried about loosing those Mepps I got for Xmas!
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Hi there kaman.

How come you've got another little boat? I must say i do fancy a little rib too! Bet you won't fit an auxiliary on thar one, lol
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Hi there kaman.

Bet you won't fit an auxiliary on thar one, lol
No reason not to fit an aux to it ?..if you go to the open sea ...in remote areas.. in an off shore wind.. IMO it is advisable.. same small SIB..two engines.



However not so important in a sea loch or fresh water loch..as you will get blown to the far side..just a long walk back.



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No reason not to fit an aux to it ?..if you go to the open sea ...in remote areas.. in an off shore wind.. IMO it is advisable.. same small SIB..two engines.



However not so important in a sea loch or fresh water loch..as you will get blown to the far side..just a long walk back.



Stand corrected. looks good. Do they have a keel, do they track ok,, what are they like?
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Slat floors..so cheap as chips..no keel..displacement speeds of 4 or 5 knots only..I love mine as I can throw it over shore walls ..down cliffs etc to access the water. Tough as old boots too .. you wont over heat in them on a hot day either as they have built in water cooling on a wave day

Not many other qualities though
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Should have mentioned ...



Gotta wear wellies in them to keep feets dry..but hey..the fish donít care what kind of tub you catch them in


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Hi Bass Stalker / Gurnard.
I was away with the family in the caravan over Easter at Killin and Aberfeldy.
Just had my mountain bike for amusement.
Cycled around some lovely lochs which got me thinking that I wanted to get out on the water.
As my Honwave 3.5 is permanently trailered I can't take it along during my caravan jollies.
There are numerous freshwater and sea lochs that are quiet inaccessible to a trailered boat - queue the Seago in a bag.
Carry go waters edge - roll out, blow up and go.
I'm off to Loch Doon tomorrow with the Seago to do a bit of fishing / sight seeing and a have a fry up lunch.
As I only have the two engines - 2.5 hp Suzuki 4 stroke and 20 hp Tohatsu 4 stroke, I will make do with the 2.5hp tomorrow .
I might keep my eye out for a small 2 hp 2 stroke as an auxiliary for the Seago like Gurnard tho.
Until then it will be confined to Sea Lochs and Lochs.
Might venture a few hundred yards into Luce Bay for some Bass or off of the Ayrshire Coast for some Mackerel tho.
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Sounds great. Got me thinking now. Nice bucket of mackie. Where are they from?
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