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Old 16 February 2008, 12:55   #1
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suitable sib for motorhome

Hi i,ve sold my cruiser and bought a motorhome. I had a yam 380 +20 mariner when i had a caravan but found the rig + engine too heavy Has anyone got a set up ,i fancy the honda honwave ,btw i,ve got myself and 2 teen boys and fancy touring the coast and rivers .
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Old 16 February 2008, 21:51   #2
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I have a Quicksilver 310 with a suzuki 15hp - its great but would rather a 18hp Tohatsu 2 stroke - even lighter.

Whatever you get you must fit transom launching wheels - the ones with big inflatable tyres - makes all the difference!!!
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Old 17 February 2008, 12:12   #3
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I have an Avon 3.4 rib light with a honda 15hp this is very fast manouvarable and easy to store. I carry the boat on the bike rack at the back and the engine in the garage,but i agree 100% get the transom wheels they make launching and recovery a breeze.
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We can get our 3.4m sib on the water from the bags within 15 minutes if we get a move on with it. Wheels would be a help though.
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Perhaps we should organise a RIBnet SIB assembling race sometime!

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What's the payload on your Camper?
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Perhaps we should organise a RIBnet SIB assembling race sometime!

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You really don't want to hear some of the language involved in getting the Zodiac floor in
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I always found getting the floor out to be the difficult bit, and I still have the scars. Hence the wobbly floor on the current SIB!

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I always found getting the floor out to be the difficult bit, and I still have the scars. Hence the wobbly floor on the current SIB!

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Ditto. I didn't say it was quick to pack away
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Hi i,ve sold my cruiser and bought a motorhome. I had a yam 380 +20 mariner when i had a caravan but found the rig + engine too heavy Has anyone got a set up ,i fancy the honda honwave ,btw i,ve got myself and 2 teen boys and fancy touring the coast and rivers .
snap situation, we had a cruiser and a caravan but chopped in for a motorhome and rib, which motorhome did you get?

we have a quicksilver 3.4m airdeck, so no wood, which is around 34 kg and a yam 15 which is around 34kg

i found the 380's seemed to be too bulky and heavy

the 340 is probably around the most compact i have seen, the honwaves are made lovely but seem to fold down still a bit big. i also find the 15hp just managable for lugging around

luckily the motorhome has a garage so everything just shoves in there, and to answer jonos question incase he asks the payload is 1250 kg
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