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Old 07 March 2009, 08:18   #1
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SIB wanted

I'm after a 2nd hand SIB between 2.6m and 3.3m long, obviously going to be quite old. I only after spending around 50-100 on the boat, seen a couple on ebay go for this sort of price and they usually need patching due to leaks. I don't mind buying one that needs a little bit of work doing like fixing punctures. I only plan to use it for going on the lakes in the lake district, once i've got a sib i'll get an outboard for it at some point. Anyone got anything like this?

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Old 07 March 2009, 17:22   #2
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depends on were you are ,but there is a boat jumble at detling next sundy ,you may pick one up there
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Old 08 March 2009, 11:30   #3
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thanks for that, but unfortunatly live up north.
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Old 09 March 2009, 14:56   #4
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There is a list of upcoming boat jumbles here:

http://www.boatjumbleassociation.co.uk/

With Middlewich in March, Preston in April and Humberside in May.

Ebay may be just as good - Avon Redstarts / Redcrests come up regularly and may be in your price range. However, make sure you buy one with an engine bracket - second hand the engine brackets are like rocking horse poo (and VERY expensive brand new).

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Old 09 March 2009, 15:15   #5
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what exactly are these boat jumbles? is it like a car boot for boats?
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Old 09 March 2009, 15:31   #6
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what exactly are these boat jumbles? is it like a car boot for boats?
Pretty much, yes.
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alright, cheers for that. the Preston one is only about 10 miles away from where i live so i'll probably pop down for a look.

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alright, cheers for that. the Preston one is only about 10 miles away from where i live so i'll probably pop down for a look.

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Good luck if you do ,and at least you can see what you are buying,50 to 100 pound is a little cheap ,and may cost a litttle more ,but you never know ,i saw sibs last year for sale at the jumble,can t remember the price tho ,sorry
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Old 10 March 2009, 09:48   #9
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what exactly are these boat jumbles? is it like a car boot for boats?
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Pretty much, yes.

I sure wish I could speak Brittish so I could follow along with these conversations. Isn't a 'car boot' something like a trunk? I've never seen a SIB with a trunk. Even if they came with trunks, why would they sell just the trunks?
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I sure wish I could speak Brittish so I could follow along with these conversations. Isn't a 'car boot' something like a trunk? I've never seen a SIB with a trunk. Even if they came with trunks, why would they sell just the trunks?
What's the old saying? Something like 'two nations divided by a common language'

My SIB has two (elephant) trunks, but I don't think that is what you meant

I guess the equivalent to a car boot sale would be a flea market? Otherwise Wikipedia sums it up pretty well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_boot_sale

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It is not unknown for stolen goods or pirated videos and DVDs to be sold at car boot sales.
Where they might as well say 'It is not unknown for bears to s**t in the woods.

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