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Old 09 June 2010, 15:01   #1
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Zodiac MKII SIB!!!!

Hi Guys.

I joined a few months a go and have spent many an hour reading this fantastic Forum

Finaly thought it was time I said hi and showed you my pride and joy so here she is

Zodiac MkII with mariner 25hp 2stroke, she's old but I love her.

the SIBS mainly used for spearfishing but when the waters dirty its great fun just to pootle around the bay and take in the views.

Thanks
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Old 09 June 2010, 15:18   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet.

That's exactly the same as my first Zodiac, a MKII CGT (1986). It's rated for 40hp, but a 25hp is perfect. Still got it in a loft on the west coast - but I had to repair the seam and cone sponsons a few years ago. This was probably due to inflating and deflating and packing away each year. If you can - keep her inflated when not in use, just not to operating pressure.

Do you still have the original zodiac wooden oars and the bow cover support?
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Old 09 June 2010, 15:55   #3
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Hi Spartacus. Yeah she flys with a 25hp!!!! I bought her off ebay at the end of last season, unfortuantley she didnt come with the oars or the support. I dont even know what the support looks like.


I never delfate the sib, it lives in the Lockup and then straight onto the roof rack.....cracking bit of kit
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Old 09 June 2010, 17:55   #4
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unfortuantley she didnt come with the oars or the support. I dont even know what the support looks like.


I never delfate the sib, it lives in the Lockup and then straight onto the roof rack.....cracking bit of kit
The oars come up on Ebay every so often. I kept mine - because they are cracking oars. I stripped them right back to the bare wood, took off the stainless steel interlocking parts and put about 6 coats of marine varnish!

The sprayhood support - is basically a bit of curved flat plastic with ends that interlock into the rubber grommets on the tubes in the bow. All it does is keep the spray hood raised. You could probably make one - if another member gave you something to copy. I'd send you a photograph - but like a I said - my Zodiac is on the other side of Scotland!

Here's a useful link - check out the oars and sprayhood support.
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...26tbs%3Disch:1
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Old 12 June 2010, 06:31   #5
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Thats a great thread thanks

I need to fix a hole in the keel today ready for tomorrows trip down Plymouth. Hopefully I will take the camera with and get some better pics
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Old 13 June 2010, 08:00   #6
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hey big scott, what are you spearing in the UK?
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hey big scott, what are you spearing in the UK?


Hey Clipper. Bass, pollack, Flounder, dover sole and Plaice. I also dive for scallops, Lobsters, brown and Spider crab

Once a year I look for Thornback ray usually in December.

Love been in the water, great way to put food on the table
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couldn't agree more, as they say here in Australia it's; the most selective and sustainable form of fishing known to man. fresh seafood caught in your local waters is hard to beat. would love to see a few pics of the bass or pollack or lobsters.
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Fully Agree with you mate, best way to fish!!!!!


the picture with me in the water and the lighthouse in the background is taken at the Eddystone Lighthouse 11 miles off Plymouth. Amazing place but scary as hell with the tide . The pollack weighed just over 9lb I found him cruising the kelp in 16meters of water

The conger eel was shared amongst 10 of us, Weighed 22 lb and is the only one I've ever had, I much prefer to just watch them now

the last picture is of a 5lb pollack I had at the beginning of last season IMHO they are fantastic eating
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Wow that's quite an impressive catch there...nice boat too!
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