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Old 09 April 2016, 09:06   #231
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Ok so if you have a tow ball mounted bike rack why not a trailer?


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Old 09 April 2016, 10:52   #232
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Ok so if you have a tow ball mounted bike rack why not a trailer?


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I think he has nowhere to store a trailer.
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Old 09 April 2016, 11:36   #233
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Richard, welcome to this thread! The whole journey of finding a storable boat for a flat and small backyard garden and motor with the Ford KA and use on the Thames has been an adventure!


Thank you for introducing me to the notion of a foldable boat, he Frib. F-RIB 460 | F-RIB the larger one looks exciting, although it is still only rated at 20HP maximum which is bit of a shame since the Bombard Aerotec 380 takes 25HP.


I can't comment on the Excel SD360 as I haven't seen one, the you tube videos of the SD375 look good, although I wonder if the Aerotec 380 isn't a bit more durable. Good value though. I paid 1000 for my 380 second hand built 2001.


I am itching to go out in mine again, however, it is in the chandlery, Chas Newens in Putney to fix a very small leak and they discovered I have no thermostat so that is good and the electric start now works, it must have been the battery low amp connection plug I fitted. Perhaps the battery is not holding the voltage long enough.


There are plenty of launch points on the Thames and although it is rough sometimes, it is fun and safe if you have, I suggest: high N self inflating lifejackets with crotch strap, portable VHF radio, waterproof, with DSC distress key - I suggest this one is great and the London Coastguard have just got the DSC distress channel.


Where in London are you? I am in Fulham and use the Broomhouse Drawdock.
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Poly knows - nowhere to store a trailer and Ford KA can't tow, not constructed or authorised to have a towbar
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Hi, Chas Newens is a good place to start. Julie and Paul are very helpful, they have a few SIBS on display and can order in most things.
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Old 09 April 2016, 12:11   #236
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Poly knows - nowhere to store a trailer and Ford KA can't tow, not constructed or authorised to have a towbar
I was referring to the Chap with an A4 estate with towbar..................... not you...
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Yep I like Julie as well... she was very patient and helpful when my Aerotec floor needed swapping under warranty.
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Sib on a bike rack??? This I need to
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Not so daft as it seams you can buy tow bar racks which take 100kg
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Thank you for introducing me to the notion of a foldable boat, he Frib. F-RIB 460 | F-RIB the larger one looks exciting, although it is still only rated at 20HP maximum which is bit of a shame since the Bombard Aerotec 380 takes 25HP.
Unless you own the 25hp already I think it's irrelevant. I will put a creme egg (a very prized possession round these parts) on the 20hp FRib out performing the 25hp Sib. So you can probably buy engine cheaper, match performance and use less go juice as well...
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I will put a creme egg (a very prized possession round these parts) on the 20hp FRib out performing the 25hp Sib.

Absolutely, per hp the F-Ribs will out gun any Sib in a drag race on smooth water.
However, I'll raise you two creme eggs that you'll be backing off the throttle in the F-Rib way before the Aerotec (and many other sibs) in any chop or swell. 😀
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