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Old 05 December 2014, 08:35   #1
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Xmas SIB / accessories wish list?

For the last few years I have used Xmas as the perfect excuse to add bits and pieces to my Sib.
This is the first year that I have not (yet) asked Santa for a sib / sib fishing accessory for my Xmas stocking.
I'm looking for inspiration and wondering what must have Sib accessories you guys in SIB land are getting from Mr Claus this Xmas.
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Old 05 December 2014, 11:40   #2
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im getting a garmin fishfinder/chart plotter and a new rod/reel
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I guess my xmas is only slightly SIB related Kaman..but here is what I bought myself and is my winter project too. I bought seven meters of breathable ripstop nylon..same as used for making lightweight tents.

Why ?..Im looking forward to a long hot summer..just wandering around the north west coast of Scotland..in my never ending quest to try to say I have SIBB’d in all sea lochs with names marked on the OS map.. and there are hundreds of them :-0 Kind of a sea version of Munro bagging.. which you may know is claiming to have clambered up all the Scottish hills over 3000 feets

I guess I will be like one of these new age travellers parking in lay bys etc ..I will carry my slat floor seago around in the back of my 4x4.. then sit it outside at night along with the empty milk bottles.

The 4x4 has a drop down tailgate where I enjoy sitting and having breakfast. . dinner etc. .but as everyone knows..midges in Scotland are a killer. So now I can sit in comfort under my DIY midge net / car tailgate awning. It will also make it a bit more comfortable sleeping overnight as there wont be so much condensation in the morning. I used my moms old sewing machine to knit it all together. It goes up quicker than I can blow up the seago..and comes down even faster..just throw it over the tailgate door..and peg to the ground with four pegs

Im also hoping for a good stove for cooking on..and some decent pots and frying pan for cooking the many mackerel I catch ..while slowly sibbing the day away. I will buy them rather than make them though.

Yup..santa will good to me this year..as always.. because I am my own Santa ..and in the promised land :-D






Inspire you any ?
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Santa arrived early at my house this year, my F-Rib 330 arrived this morning but I have been out ALL day Christmas present shopping but now it is all done so guess what I will be doing this weekend--------------Yahooooooo

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Gurnard, that is bloody superb, I take my hat to your needlecraft sir.

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Look forward to seeing some more pics and feedback from your f-rib Philpot.



Gurnard I am loving that tailgate tent!!!
I can sense a winter Sib related project coming on!!!
Do you have any poles inside to hold the tailgate up - or is it held up by the tailgates hydraulic lifters?
The mother in law has a sewing machine hmmmmm?
I would definitely buy one if such a thing existed.
Think you should patent it!!!
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Thanks guys.. it had me in stitches at times trying to make it..but I actually found it a fun project

No poles requires Kaman..but because I also walk the hills when its too rough for the boat.. I have a walking pole which I can extend..just to take the weight of the rear door off its rams.



I was having my breakfast here last spring..and the midges were tormenting me.. and that planted the seed for the shelter. Plenty room to cook in it too..and keep out the rain

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I would definitely buy one if such a thing existed.
Think you should patent it!!!
Google tailgate awnings Kaman..there are one or two makes..I wanted a perfect fit though..and a winter project

REIMO FRITZ TAILGATE CABIN TENT FOR VW T5 OR T4 CAMPERVAN | eBay
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I bought a few years ago a Gelert anti mozzie whatever it is called. It gives off a high pitched buzz which is hardly noticeable to adults although kids can hear it and it drives them mad, anyway, I have used it many times while fishing and it really works. The mozzies just move away, you can see the swarm all around and you sit in a 12' clearing but I have never been bitten while using it and the other good anti mozzie method is to light a church candle, easily bought and again they keep the little buggers away, I used to have one lit in my bivvy while carp fishing at night again never bitten.

If you want details of the Gelert thingy, I will dig it out this weekend.

I still think your awning is still brilliant though.

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Hi Philpot... Im afraid the highland midge is a whole breed apart from a mozzi

They love candles as much as nuns... they swarm in millions and are attracted to carbon monoxide and heat. They are totally fearless because they know their lives only last a day or so..and they are definately deaf to all shouts of anger or pleas of mercy.

There is only one way to survive a midge attach.. avon skin so soft..eat your heart out ..dressing like terrorists is the only way






They come in all shapes and sizes on the west coast too..the east coast midge might be a bit tamer though ?












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