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Old 16 June 2008, 19:09   #31
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I have a cover that was for my 380 honda . Its a top quality cover genuine honda cover used for a week before i sold the boat .

Would fit any 380 ish sib I guess

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Old 16 June 2008, 21:35   #32
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Did someone mention SIB modifications?

I've got a few things in the works that I'll show post once I'm finished.

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Old 17 June 2008, 07:47   #33
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Originally Posted by BumbleAbout View Post
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.
Thats a good point i have also done something similar but with a normal 5 ltr plastic petrol can ,modifying the filler cap with a pipe and made an air bleed from a bike innertube valve it saves taking a large tank for only a few mins run.
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Old 17 June 2008, 08:28   #34
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Originally Posted by prairie tuber View Post
Did someone mention SIB modifications?

I've got a few things in the works that I'll show post once I'm finished.
How about a teaser? What's the general nature of these mods?!
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Old 17 June 2008, 09:26   #35
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Box Trailer:

For a better tube rest would place wider side tables, the sib will usually move sideways a bit when being trailered, so need more lateral space to play/compensate with. My trailer has side tables the width of the tubes, about 45/50 cm per side. Cut the tables lenght to just support the tubes flat portion from beginning of big cone to beginning of the rising portion.

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Old 17 June 2008, 09:35   #36
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Aha - the humble bicycle inner tube valve - I have glued one into a hole in a plastic tube so that I can use an LCD car tyre pressure monitor to check the sponson pressures whilst inflating ...

One day I will take some photographs !
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Old 17 June 2008, 11:25   #37
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Al, De Graaff do a nice little SIB trailer

I don't know how much they cost, but I was very pleased with the price and quality of a RIB trailer I purchased from them earlier this year.
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Old 18 June 2008, 13:56   #38
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Originally Posted by fred bolton View Post
Why not make a wooden lid for the trailer and let the sib sit on that?
Originally Posted by Andy JC View Post
What's wrong with securing it down as it is in the picture?
Maybe just tidying it up a bit...
I did think about making a wooden lid, but it gets a bit tricky as the trailer is 30mm wider than a standard sheet of ply.

The other downside of mounting anything on the trailer sides is that they are very thin pressed steel and are held together to the front and rear drop down panels with a fairly pathetic clip, which I don't think is up to supporting the weight, particularly if I get a heavier SIB.


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Old 18 June 2008, 14:36   #39
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+1 vote for SIB section
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Old 18 June 2008, 15:13   #40
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+2 for a sib section,

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