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Old 28 January 2014, 12:14   #1
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SIB make

Hi all.
Just joined today. Recently bought an old maxxon and outboard to get on the river this year. Then realised i ought to have a decent engine, so got an almost new honda 2.3. The seller had a much better looking sib than the maxxon so i bought that too. Problem is i can not find any make or model on it . The only identifying mark i can find is the logo X-treme on the rowlock rubber. Its 2.7 metres. I can send a photo or 2 if possible to anyone with any ideas. I plan to use it on rivers with occasional go on devon/cornwall estuaries.
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Old 28 January 2014, 13:06   #2
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Welcome to ribnet.
No idea. Sorry.
But thought I would say. I bought a Chinese dinghy which looked about the same, but it had an air floor, it was a sample sent to a chandler but they decided not to stock them.

Had no markings either except Chinese writing on the repair kit!
It was ce marked for max 10hp.
It went like stink with a 6hp on, did me 3 years no probs!
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Old 29 January 2014, 03:49   #3
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Looks very like a Waveline,maybe a Chinese copy of one
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Old 29 January 2014, 04:39   #4
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Looks very like a Waveline,maybe a Chinese copy of one
Yep, think you are right. Its a generic Chinese made boat that's rebranded by dozens of sellers. Could be a Waveline, Wetline, Seago, Mailspeed etc etc.

Quite a few come in as unbranded samples, this may be one of those.
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Old 29 January 2014, 05:03   #5
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So not top quality then. Just as well i didnt pay much for it. It will do for now. So now i am waiting for april to get a river licence and give it a run out. Thanks for your help.
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So not top quality then. Just as well i didnt pay much for it. It will do for now. So now i am waiting for april to get a river licence and give it a run out. Thanks for your help.
My Chinese one was great! Had no reason to question the quality whilst I had it.
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Old 29 January 2014, 05:40   #7
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I will use it on the rivers mostly, hence small engine. I hope to take it to the southwest with the grandson,to do a spot of fishing . Not planing to go out of the estuary mouths probably. Will need to do a bit of homework for that i suppose. Any info on fishing there would be welcome.
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Old 29 January 2014, 12:04   #8
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So not top quality then. Just as well i didnt pay much for it. It will do for now. So now i am waiting for april to get a river licence and give it a run out. Thanks for your help.
TBH I would say most of the new Sibs sold in the UK originate from China. Quality is usually fine for what it is, you should get 10 years from new as long as its looked after.

It will be fine for slow flowing rivers, but I would think WOT will only be 3kts or so (the slatted floor robs performance) so venturing out into the Estury will need to be done with care.
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Old 29 January 2014, 12:52   #9
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As slow as 3. Not expecting miracles, but 3 is slow isnt it. I will be intrested to see how it goes , or dosnt. I will have to watch it on any tidal places if its only3. I was thinking of somewhere like salcomb, or river dart, not going beyond the river mouth. It will get most of its use on the great ouse though.
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It's not going to win any speed records, but its not that slow. 3kts is just about the speed limit on the canal and you can only do 4kts on the Thames. Even with the max HP for your boat its unlikely to plane because of the floor configaration, max speed would only be about 6kts.

One of my 1st tenders was similar to yours, a 2.4m slat deck with a 3hp engine, it was a long slog between the dinghy pontoon and some of the moorings in Salcombe. You need to take care with the tide and avoid peak flow periods, make sure the weather is settled and take safety kit and life jackets.

Boats are great, but it doesnt matter what boat you have, you always need a bigger/faster/newer one
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