Country: UK - England
Length: 5m +
Join Date: May 2006
some of the sib Combiations ive had i will list below, had quite a few just because i have won them on Flea Bay at really good money.
first one i had was
QUICKSILVER 430 ALLYFLOOR with a new Tohatsu 40c short shaft outboard, fantastic fun,ballistic but hard going after a while and a bl--dy pig to put away, all those side sections, took 25/30 mins and with cold wet hands (at the time)
next one was a new seago 270 (got given it) with a new Yamaha 6 hp two stroke, again great little craft, two was more than enough in it, 4 got in once, blimey, all soaked,, but because of its flat floor, was useless in any sort of small ripple /wave, two would be more enough, rated for 4 i think,
next one was a Avon 340, with brand new Mercury 9.9 f/s, because of the lying down (when loaded in car)and weight issues, handled like a pig, could not get the floor hard enough and wallowed like a deflated waterbed, absolutely rubbish.
could not really get on the plane as prop cavitated and a large airpocket would pass underneath, so would have to sit on the flat floor to eliminate that problem, hard going after a while and would remain wet and slippery inside, again, recommended short shaft was fitted.
next one was a seago 320, (won it on flea bay for £200, brand new) put a yam 8hp two stroke,as shown, engine was superb ,really, all day for a tenner of fuel, two up was a great small craft, once put four in it, 11 stone, 8 stone, 12 stone approx and 5 stone approx, not enough to plane,also turned steeply and nearly capsized, very wet as the water just rolls over the top, again, flat airdeck, very wet,slippery etc, easy to deflate and put away tho,
next one, Bombard aerotec,380 with Suzuki 15 four stroke, engine so blo-dy heavy, 3 mins to assemble and pump up, awesome boat, economical engine but really heavy, 2 up and you flew, felt safe and is a lot of fun, sold the engine and put a Yamaha 15 t/s, wheat a awesome set up, safe, fast, dry due to the way the airdeck is laid out, the water just drains away to the bottom and with a grippy airdeck easy to stay dry and comfortable,
next one, Bombard 380 with a mercury 15,, this was the best little inflatable i ever had,the engine tilt mechanism isnicer to work than the yam.was such a fantastic well balanced SIB, sold it to a chap on Ribnet, i think he's loving it, with a Bravo 12 electric pump ( we actually timed it) with everything laid out we could be on the water in just under 5 mins, and also packing away was about 6 mins.