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Old 05 April 2013, 06:23   #1
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Hello

Just a quick hello to all. I've joined the forum to gain experience from you guys and learn as much as I can. I'm currently looking for a SIB for inshore fishing etc so have no real experience of them. I'm choosing a SIB due to work commitments and ease of use when I'm home.
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Old 05 April 2013, 08:05   #2
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Hi Sol, and welcome to the forum. There is plenty of information here to get you started; it has been a good guide for me. I have owned 4 Sibs over the years, from Honwave, Lodestar, Suzumar and Zodiac, all great fun and problem-free. Smaller Sibs can be light weight and portable, but there is a simple 40/40/40 rule for you to consider: A 3.6m Sib weighs about 40kg, an aluminium floor version can add up to 40kg more and a 15-20hp 4-stroke can be up to 40kg. There's obviously gear to consider beyond that. With good intentions to pack them away and save space, all mine have ended up on trailers!
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Old 05 April 2013, 10:54   #3
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Thanks for the advice I'm looking at either second hand or brand new. I won't be parting with my money until I can get exactly what I want. I've just been to see a friend who has gone down this route and he fully enjoys it. So I will be going to see him again to have a look at his set up one night.
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You are right to take your time deciding exactly want you want. I am impatient and react like a kid in a candy shop every time I view a boat, hence 4 Sibs, 3 Ribs and 5 hard boats in the last 10 years! Good luck and dont forget to use the forum for opinions and help.
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