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Old 22 September 2014, 08:44   #11
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This year Sold my Quicksilver 3.4 air deck with 2 stroke 2006 mariner 2 stroke (troubled) and Walkerbay 10 rid and sail kit 4 hp. 2 stroke (untroubled) and new 5hp 4 stroke (lovely) and had mice eat my hyperlon Avon 2.8 which I took to the dump, so I'm Sibless. My tuppence worth is your needs change and are dependent on why and who you sib with, families grow up. Unlike other boat users unless you race or fish with friends you can become a singlehanded sibber. I found therefore the smaller the easier to use and the more it gets used. For me I find myself looking at Avon yacht line jet boats but spending most weeks out Sea or river Kayaking occasionally alone or with others and club. Old boaters just don't die they find other boats to obsess about. Your skills and experience are often transferable wherever you find yourself or whatever combination you find yourself with. its unlikely your stick to one combination once your needs or circumstances begin to change.
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Old 22 September 2014, 10:34   #12
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I WILL get one of the folding ribs, F-Rib or Winboat at some stage because they offer me a fold away boat with a rigid floor but the speed of an airfloor to set up and take down and stick with a 15 and a 3.5hp engines so that would be my ideal package.

I have never heard of a folding rib before ,does anybody have any experience of these? It sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old 22 September 2014, 13:37   #13
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I WILL get one of the folding ribs, F-Rib or Winboat at some stage because they offer me a fold away boat with a rigid floor but the speed of an airfloor to set up and take down and stick with a 15 and a 3.5hp engines so that would be my ideal package.

I have never heard of a folding rib before ,does anybody have any experience of these? It sounds like a good idea to me.
Been in touch with them today so with luck I will be meeting up in the near future and putting one to the test----------------fingers crossed

Here are the links
Foldable RIBs : f-rib u.k, Patented folding RIB technology

Nesting, Portable, Folding Boats & Dinghies UK - Nestaway Boats Ltd - F-RIB Folding hull RIBs

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Old 22 September 2014, 15:00   #14
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Thanks for all your comments there seems to be many good reasons to change your SIB. Thats why i started this thread because many people appear to have had more than one SIB.
Also them folding ribs look great, makes you wonder what the future holds.
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