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Old 15 June 2008, 14:28   #21
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...another vote for the SIB section here!!

A few years a go I spent ages trying to find a forum devoted to SIB's and as far as I know there wasn't/isn't one. No matter how big or small a RIB I ever own I'll always have a SIB tucked away in the garage for certain occasions.

You know it makes sense John!!
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Old 15 June 2008, 18:58   #22
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think one of the best things that i did with a sib many years ago which i used for crab potting was to make a piece of plywood to go on top of the bow and held on with rope to the d ring and handles to replace a spray dodger roughly triangular shape ,on that i mounted a large bow roller with a plastc box for rope also had 2 small wooden posts at each end to wrap the anchor line around figure of eight style ,the ply made a solid dodger which could be stood on.this also left room under for fuel tank and flares ect, on a larger 16ft humber sib i made a very large dodger out of an old pvc cover which went nearly a third down the length of the boat held up with a pole ,it stood over a metre high like a small cuddy at one end for when we fished in the winter ,even had a gas stove for boiling a kettle, dident look very good but it give us great shelter from the wind and rain ,
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Old 16 June 2008, 05:11   #23
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I'll vote for a SIB section too !

My best modification was adding a bow locker (I'll try and post some photographs) for fuel tank, spare fuel and anchor. A rear locker was added last year - but that did not help the balance (too much weight at the rear).
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One thing that nobody has mentioned about putting a fuel tank in the bow of a SIB is changing the fuel pickup - mine was a Yamaha tank with a solid tube pickup with a filter gauze on the bottom. Putting the fuel tank at the bow of my Zodiac Futura means that the tank is on a slope and would stop picking up petrol when about 50% full (because I want the filler cap at the top/ front). I removed the old fuel pickup pipe and replaced it with a longer plastic (not very flexible at all) pipe which reached down to the bottom corner of the tank.
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SIB area

Great idea on the SIB area within in the site.

I took my 380 quicksilver out this weekend, and remembered how heavy it is to get on the roof of my car! Has anyone else on here got a trailer for an SIB? If so where did you get it/what make is it?

And secondly any ideas where to get covers for the 380?

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my new SIB as recommended by Nick!!
Now that looks familiar!
Looks like you had as much fun as I was on Sunday out from Poole!

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my new SIB as recommended by Nick!!
Now that looks familiar!
Looks like you had as much fun as I was on Sunday out from Poole!

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PS Sib section please John, after all you do own one!
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I took my 380 quicksilver out this weekend, and remembered how heavy it is to get on the roof of my car! Has anyone else on here got a trailer for an SIB? If so where did you get it/what make is it?
I've taken a slightly different approach to trailering - I was reluctant to trailer with the outboard on the back of my old Avon, and wanted to keep all the kit out of the car, so I went for a box trailer.

I haven't finalised how I am going to mount the bunks yet - You can get crossbars for the trailer, but the SIB weight is close to the maximum load for the bars. I am thinking about bolting on some boat supports and clamps to the chassis of the trailer, then bolt the bunks on to them with appropriate cross members to stiffen up the assembly

http://www.towsure.com/product/7068-34mm_Clamp
http://www.towsure.com/product/1032-Side_Buffer_Bracket

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Old 16 June 2008, 18:56   #29
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I've taken a slightly different approach to trailering - I was reluctant to trailer with the outboard on the back of my old Avon, and wanted to keep all the kit out of the car, so I went for a box trailer.

I haven't finalised how I am going to mount the bunks yet - You can get crossbars for the trailer, but the SIB weight is close to the maximum load for the bars. I am thinking about bolting on some boat supports and clamps to the chassis of the trailer, then bolt the bunks on to them with appropriate cross members to stiffen up the assembly

http://www.towsure.com/product/7068-34mm_Clamp
http://www.towsure.com/product/1032-Side_Buffer_Bracket

Cheers

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Why not make a wooden lid for the trailer and let the sib sit on that?
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Old 16 June 2008, 19:07   #30
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I haven't finalised how I am going to mount the bunks yet - You can get crossbars for the trailer,
What's wrong with securing it down as it is in the picture?

Maybe just tidying it up a bit...
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