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Old 05 February 2010, 12:27   #1
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SIB for Kids

I'm contemplating buying a SIB for the Kids to muck around in and learn some skills.

It has to be a cheap package.

So what SIB/outboard combos am I looking at. Outboard has to have a twist throttle on the tiller.
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Old 05 February 2010, 13:30   #2
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One of the current boat mags has a test of 14 ish SIBS as tenders (2.7m) and one was best budget buy - new for 350 !

Have just given the mag away I'm afraid ........

Outboards - depend how much power you want them to have ! I love my 2.5 Suzuki for my tender/SIB.

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I'd suggest an outboard big enough to give good performance, or at least get the SIB on the plane.

I would have thought you could fabricate a stop to restrict the throttle opening fairly easily on most outboards - that way you can limit their speed to start with, then as you / they get more confident remove it.

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Old 05 February 2010, 16:40   #4
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I got this last year with my nephews in mind .its got a 20hp jet but needs work to the engine.would make an easy project for someone.the console comes out and you can mount up to a 15hp on the tramson.It has a thick perspex domed bow to see into the water for veiwing
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I was going to put it up for sale as they have moved to far away from the water so if you here of anyone who might be interested let me know
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Thanks Peter, that's a bit radical for me

What I should have said is that I'm definatly looking at the second hand market and something that can be folded up and placed in the boot of a car or aboard my RIB for use in difficult to reach places.
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Thanks Peter, that's a bit radical for me

What I should have said is that I'm definatly looking at the second hand market and something that can be folded up and placed in the boot of a car or aboard my RIB for use in difficult to reach places.
Just been talking to the mate who has the mag - the wetline Eco - down to about 270 new ! Thats got to be worth a look ......
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Go for it Hightower, you know how much the smaller Nashers enjoy theirs.

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Just been talking to the mate who has the mag - the wetline Eco - down to about 270 new ! Thats got to be worth a look ......
Thanks Peter, I know that's a good price, but I've still to add the outboard and would be looking at around 600/700 which is a little out of budget.

I'll keep watching ebay
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Go for it Hightower, you know how much the smaller Nashers enjoy theirs.

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Well it's all your fault anyway Nasher.....

With stories you've told over the years and me recounting them to my Kids. All I get is..."When are we getting out own boat Dad" type of comments
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