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Old 13 June 2008, 18:53   #1
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What is your best mod on a sib?

I searched here and on the net, but could not find anything substancial about sib mods or essentials for them.
It would be very useful for boating begginers to see what essential items are kept by experienced boaters in their sib while afloat as well as what mods have they made to them.
Please go ahead and share info or photos of your joy and pride!
Any tips & tricks would be welcome too!
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Old 13 June 2008, 19:25   #2
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I searched here and on the net, but could not find anything substancial about sib mods or essentials for them.
It would be very useful for boating begginers to see what essential items are kept by experienced boaters in their sib as well as what mods have they made to them.
Please go ahead and share info or photos of your joy and pride :-)
proper transom wheels that allow you to drag the boat up a beach thru soft sand, but fold up above the engine when on the water, perfect for allowing a greater freedom of use

also they go under the boat to give it a better balance for dragging along with less effort
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Old 13 June 2008, 19:37   #3
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proper transom wheels that allow you to drag the boat up a beach thru soft sand, but fold up above the engine when on the water, perfect for allowing a greater freedom of use
Agreed launching wheels are the best mod for a SIB if you are beach-hopping or launching some distance from the car park.

I also carry an anchor/chain/cable, 5 litres of spare fuel/oil, oars/paddles and a handheld VHF. Been meaning to fit a pair of fishing rod holders to the transom, but it hasn't happened yet - maybe this season.

Good cheap fun, buzzing about in a SIB in the summer.
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Old 13 June 2008, 20:54   #4
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Years ago I had a Zodiac MkII that I'd take out alone. One of the best things I did with that boat was reuse some old trim tabs that an gentleman gave me when he renovated his boat.

The trim tabs made that SIB jump onto a plane much easier with less dramatic bow rise. Helped a lot in windy conditions.
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Transom wheels & raised the engine 1.5" as I was getting a lot of water over the transom with light loads at WOT!
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... raised the engine 1.5"....
Hmm - a jack plate on a SIB...
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Old 14 June 2008, 06:08   #8
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Great, thanks guys!
Keep them coming, this could be then posted as a sticky in SIB section, did I say SIB section?
Seriosly, this is the only forum I know of that includes a lot of good general info on sibs even though it's primary designation is RIB (which I am hoping to upgrade to in a couple of years time).
@John, do you think new SIB section within the forum would be feasable?
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Great, thanks guys!
Keep them coming, this could be then posted as a sticky in SIB section, did I say SIB section?
Seriosly, this is the only forum I know of that includes a lot of good general info on sibs even though it's primary designation is RIB (which I am hoping to upgrade to in a couple of years time).
@John, do you think new SIB section within the forum would be feasable?
That sounds like a nice idea.

As for mods, one of the best jobs I have seen was not done by me!

Adding an underslung box to the seating plank, with a fixed vhf, stereo and battery all enclosed and easy to remove. I intend to make up a prototype with an angled facia and sounder/plotter in place of the hi-fi.

*All credit to andreworiordan*
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Old 14 June 2008, 11:28   #10
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Love the idea of an SIB section (as an SIB owner of course ) Malthouse, have you any pictures of your project. I am in the planning stage of something similar (using a large tool box as the housing for waterproofing, lightweight and transport ease (box has habdle and detachable wheel section!))
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